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#1 2020-09-14 00:21:37

trilobite
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Setting up shares between computers? How do I?

scenario:
Several computers running Bunsenlabs.  Have Thunar and pcmanfm for file management.  Neither have the right click menu item "sharing".  I looked up what Thunar is supposed to be able to do.  I don't see thunar-shares-plugin available in Synaptic, which would be the way to add this functionality.  pcmanfm doesn't seem to have at all. 

I went to some instructions to "configure custom action" in Thunar which is

net usershare add %n %f “” Everyone:R guest_ok=y

but this does not work, restarting Thunar.  (there's a number of places with instructions, same as these, which is what I followed.)

It's been a long time I followed some directions to edit /etc/samba/smb.conf directly, instructions like this.  Is this what I must do?

Can anyone please advise on how they're doing sharing?  Thanks!


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#2 2020-09-14 01:17:25

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Re: Setting up shares between computers? How do I?

Did you notice the comments below that shows wordpress changed the quote marks.

Ticrob    January 1, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Hi Bipedu. I have try your trick with Linux Mint Petra XFCE. The first time it doesn’t work. I didn’t undertand why until I notice a typographic mistake in your post. Indeed, if we do a copy/paste with your command line :
net usershare add %n %f “” Everyone:R guest_ok=y
The problem is your “”. This typo is not recognize by thunar. It must be replaced by “”. Then it’s works ?
In my case I have changed
net usershare add %n %f “” Everyone:R guest_ok=y
by
net usershare add %n %f “” Everyone:R guest_ok=n
Unfortunately, when I try to open the Linux share folder from my W$7 or from my another Linux Petra XFCE PC, I do not succed…my login and password are rejected. I don’t yet understand why…Then until I find an answer I have to allowed everyone… ?

Ps : Happy new year ! ?

bipedu    January 3, 2014 at 1:36 PM

    Sorry about that, I copied the text and I didn’t noticed that WordPress changed the “”.

Now since "quoting" text seems to show the correct way

Code block “”:

net usershare add %n %f “” Everyone:R guest_ok=y

Quote box “”

net usershare add %n %f “” Everyone:R guest_ok=y

I am using:
[AltGr]+v = “
[AltGr]+b = ”
but I use a latam keyboard just to show you.

Not the [Shift]2  ""


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#3 2020-09-14 04:06:28

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Re: Setting up shares between computers? How do I?

Thanks, but this does not seem to be the answer. Perhaps "yet".

No idea what the difference in quotation marks is.  Deleted them typed them in myself, does not work. Typed the whole thing myself, still not working. The same instructions are Here and I also found them Here.  This second one has it in <code> so I thought it must be correct. But evidently is not.

Perhaps there is something else? the " marks are only these?  If this is only a typo, I wonder what it actually is.  And seeing I typed it all in myself, and it still does not work, I may be an idiot, or it really does not work.

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#4 2020-09-14 04:26:13

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Re: Setting up shares between computers? How do I?

Well, in the post above I see the "66 99" type quote marks

and the sample had slanted inwards quotes ( “ ” )

that then the plain [shift]+2 quotes: " "

I can't test because no sharing here.
Just pointing out my observation.

I searched and found anothe 3 or 4 sites that give the same example.  So it seems it "was" common at one time, maybe something changed recently.

I do wish you luck.


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#5 2020-09-14 05:23:08

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Re: Setting up shares between computers? How do I?

@trilobite by "sharing" you mean connecting the computers on a local network?
If so, Thunar already has some support built-in. At the bottom of the side pane is a "Network" section. Click "browse network" and something should happen, but you'll probably have to install some extra packages (eg samba, but there are others) for whatever kind of network you want to set up. This is out of my comfort zone, so I don't expect to be able to help you much more than that I'm afraid.


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#6 2020-09-14 05:36:42

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Re: Setting up shares between computers? How do I?

trilobite wrote:

scenario:
Several computers running Bunsenlabs.

Yes, the thunar-shares-plugin, is no longer available in debian repo. The source can be dowloaded and compiled: https://git.xfce.org/thunar-plugins/thu … res-plugin.

But, why use Samba? Samba is good in mixed networks, for sharing between linux and windows computers. If you still want to use it, read the docs at https://www.samba.org/samba/docs.

For you maybe NFS, http://nfs.sourceforge.net/nfs-howto is better?

There is also solutions to share over secure protokolls.


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#7 2020-09-14 15:11:48

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Re: Setting up shares between computers? How do I?

Several computers running Bunsenlabs

You will not need samba for that; samba is to share files between Linux and Windows.

What kind of file sharing are you planning?

If you're just copying/moving files from a server to a client, SSHFS (which I use) and NFS are simple to set up. Networking Debian Wiki.

If you need to occassionally share with a Windows or Mac client, a simple FTP server is easy to set up and can be started with systemctl when you need to use it.

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#8 2020-09-14 15:53:51

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Re: Setting up shares between computers? How do I?

↑↑↑  It just keeps getting easier.  big_smile

Mine is even easier:
1. Plug in my USB External HDD
2. Plug in my phone via USB

And that's networking the S11 way.
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#9 2020-09-15 15:09:08

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Re: Setting up shares between computers? How do I?

I will look for FTP.  I used this in the remote past.  Like 1990s.  If you read, and there's an easy guide you know of.


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#10 2020-09-15 16:29:17

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Re: Setting up shares between computers? How do I?

trilobite wrote:

I will look for FTP.  I used this in the remote past.  Like 1990s.  If you read, and there's an easy guide you know of.

I use vsftp, it should be in the repos if it's not installed by default. The default /etc/vsftpd.conf is well commented, and their home page has some additional documentation and tips.

Easy set up and convenient for copying files around; thunar supports ftp no problem.

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#11 2020-09-15 21:39:44

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Re: Setting up shares between computers? How do I?

Ninja'd by PackRat

But I'll still leave the link:
How To Set Up Your FTP Server In Linux
- yes - using vsftp

EDIT: But only because I read the eamil searched, came here with the info = before reading =
{sigh}

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#12 2020-09-15 23:18:49

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Re: Setting up shares between computers? How do I?

Why not use thunars (or almost any filemanagers) build in funktion for sftp for such a simple task?
Make sure you have openssh-client (default on BL) and openssh-server (default on BL ?) installed on all your Linuxmachines

sudo apt install openssh-client openssh-server

a quick

ip a

in the terminal shows the ipadress on the machine you are on now, look and read
from there you just type in the adressfield of thunar

sftp://yourname@ipadress

for the machine you want to connect to
on my local network it would be something like

sftp://rolf@102.168.2.108

you can save it as a bookmark in thunar for later.

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#13 2020-09-16 18:04:18

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Re: Setting up shares between computers? How do I?

^ This.
ftp definitely is not to be used or recommended unless in a strictly LAN environment with 100% trusted machines.
I do not recommend vsftp either, seems much too complex when ssh/sftp (and sshfs) are so ubiquitous.


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