I have a Macbook Pro running OS X 10.5.8 and a PC running Ubuntu 9.04. I want to transfer several large files from the Mac to the PC. My home router only does 100 megabit/s, but both computers support 1 gigabit/s Ethernet connections. Both computers have USB and Firewire ports. What is a simple way to transfer files?
If both computers were Macs, I could boot one of them in Firewire Transfer mode and mount it as an external drive on the other one, but can this be made to work on Ubuntu? If I simply connect them with an Ethernet cable, is there some kind of server I can install on the PC so that it is able to connect to the Mac, and I could simply use scp or rsync to transfer the files?