[xubuntu-users] Home network

Joshua O'Leary jmoey139 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 7 23:25:25 UTC 2013

In thunar you must specify the protocol,
i.e. sftp://username@
Samba is Windows compatible and uses the same cifs protocol but is a Linux-based server in its own right. sftp is fine for small networks though. What does the sftp command do when ran from the command line? See what
sftp user at host
does. Also see if pinging the machines gives a.response.

Phil <phil_lor at bigpond.com> wrote:

>On 08/01/13 02:19, Joshua O'Leary wrote:
>> Nautilus does support sftp (connect to>ssh) as does thunar - make
>> gvfs-backends is installed, do Control+L in thunar and enter
>> sftp://user@host/path
>> Replacing thosewith the actual username etc. Something like samba or
>> may be more suitable than ssh/sftp if you transfer files often.
>Thanks Joshua,
>This could be where I'm going wrong.
>I do had gvfs installed and ctl+l simply highlights the address that 
>appears in Thunar's address bar. If I enter nothing happens,
>I must be entering the address in the wrong place.
>Nautilus looks more promising. If I enter into the server box 
>under "connect to server" I'm eventually told that "ssh program 
>unexpectedly exited".
>Isn't Samba a tool to access Windows PCs rather than PCs running under 
>I don't have a real need to network the two laptops but there have been
>times when it would be handy to transfer a file without messing around 
>with USB sticks.
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