[ubuntu-za] Networking

Lee Sharp leesharp at hal-pc.org
Thu Feb 9 16:36:54 UTC 2017

On 02/09/2017 01:35 AM, Jan wrote:
> Good morning all,
> Could the networking specialists please help?
> I am trying to network-connect my Ubuntu 16.04 desktop to my wife's
> Ubuntu 14.04 desktop via the existing ethernet cables that connect both
> machines to the ADSL router.
> Both machines pick up ping data from the other, but I cannot get them to
> connect and I get lost when I try to follow these instructions:
> http://askubuntu.com/questions/94690/how-do-i-share-files-between-two-computers-connected-to-a-router

There are several ways to do this, and there are two major sections; 
Connectivity and mounting.  Connectivity is the method.  SSH, Samba, 
NFS...  Mounting is how you present it.  Nautilus, nemo, fstab.

So do you want it always mounted or on demand?  If you want it always 
mounted, using NFS via fstab is the easiest.  It mounts when you boot 
and you do nothing at all.  But it requires the "server" to be up when 
you boot.  I use nfs with fstab for definition and nautilus / GVFS to 
mount on demand.  I do not know if nemo can do this.


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