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#1 2021-03-18 14:54:37

From: Saskatchewan, Canada
Registered: 2017-06-27
Posts: 93

Here's my simple guide to networking with Thunar (uses ssh and Gigolo)

Very simple how-to if you have 2 computers both running Linux on your local network.  This stuff is second nature to many, but not for all.  For me, I always have to look it up and get directions from several places, as most directions are about networking Linux and Windows.

Others may add any tips, corrections, easier ways to do it please.  I tend to do things manually and the same way, with moderate level of understandings.

This is what I did:

open a terminal and type the things after the $.  This is on the computer you want to share from. The other lines are the response

$ sudo ssh-keygen -A
ssh-keygen: generating new host keys: DSA 

$ sudo /usr/sbin/sshd
$ ps -ef|grep ssh
root       936     1  0 Mar10 ?        00:00:00 /usr/sbin/sshd -D
trilobite       1487  1430  0 Mar10 ?        00:00:00 /usr/bin/ssh-agent /usr/bin/im-launch startxfce4
trilobite      28675 28638  0 20:42 pts/0    00:00:00 grep ssh 

Then you need to find the IP on the computer you're sharing from, so this gets that

$ ip route get | awk '{print $7}'

The IP is what you take to the second computer

open the prog Gigolo, click connect and type in the user name on the other computer like so:
trilobite2@xxx.xx.x.xx  Decide if you want the password remembered or not.

Then open Thunar and you will see under Network at the bottom that you can now browse the other computer's harddrive.  Magically Thunar has talked to Gigolo: they are friends. Hope this helps someone.

Last edited by trilobite (2021-03-18 18:28:02)

{Linux-using people I haven't met are friends yet to be made.}


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