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> Ubuntu on LAN network and Internet, Installs can't see each other
post May 23 2011, 11:23 PM
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I can't get my 2 Ubuntu installs to see each other, computer 1 and computer 2 in my signature. They are both running 10.10 and I can see the windows XP install on 2 from 1 but can't see Ubuntu even when it is running. I was running XP on comp 2 and Ubuntu on comp 1, I can transfer files from 1 to 2 this way but cannot when Ubuntu is running on comp 2, I just can't see it, I believe Samba is installed on both. Both pc's have internet so I know they are seeing the router, comp 2 is using a Dlink 802.11g wireless connection while 1 is hardwired to the router. I go to "Places" click "Network" and all I see is "Windows Network", which works fine when XP is running on comp 2, but I want to send files between the 2 Ubuntu's. Anyone have or know how to get this done or have a copy of "Ubuntu Networking for Dummy's"?

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post May 24 2011, 05:04 AM
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Even though samba is designed to connect share files and printers between linux and windows it is possible to connect just linux computers. Be sure to add a samba password for your user . Nautilus (file browser) should be able to view samba shares as well as the XP computer. The problem typically is that your not running a local DNS so if your Ubuntu PCs are using DHCP then they will not automatically be displayed in the file browser like the XP.
You can configure one of the Ubuntu as a WINS server, use static IPs and add them to the /etc/hosts file or configure the router to always assign the same IP based on the MAC (most can these days).

BTW the linux file sharing is called nfs.
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