I am trying to transfer a 6 GB file from one computer to another - I tried doing just a normal copy onto my external hard drive, but apparently FAT32 doesn't support files that large. Both computers are running Ubuntu Linux, and they're on the same home network.
What's the best way to go about this?
Split the file into various tar/rar archives that can be recombined? (this was my first attempt but totally failed with command line tar syntax since I suck at reading man pages).
Start some kind of FTP/HTTP server and transfer over LAN?
Other Linux utility I am not aware of?
Reformat an external hard drive so that there is an ext3 or even NTFS partition available?
It's a simple problem with probably an easy answer, but I was curious if anyone had any particularly elegant or insightful solutions.