How to Connect linux and windows computers for file transfer and file sharing please tell me a way I have a router how can I use that to connect two machines both running on two different OS.
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I to shall assume Ubuntu. Samba will do nicely. You could also use FTP/SFTP depending on file size.
If you give us more specifics as to what you want to do we can give more detailed answers.
These might be good places to start.
EDIT: Based on your above comment you tried something and couldn't get it to work. So lets go through steps for Samba hosted through your Linux machine.
Start off by opening your terminal
;Security = user
Security = user
Ctrl X to exit and Y to save the file.
Now set a samba password for your user with:
Make your samba directory and edit the permissions on it.
Set your samba folder up:
Scroll down to the list of current setups. Think it's somewhere under the header printers and put something like:
Ctrl X to exit and Y to save.
Now restart Samba
To get your IP to connect run and note down the IP 192.168.....(whatever it is):
Go onto your Windows machine and Ctrl R to run. Type \ip of linux machine and Enter
Try something like that should give you a nice setup Samba file share on your internal network.
Since you've not told us what flavour of Linux your using I'll make a guess at Ubuntu, in which case start here:
FTP is a more preferable option to samba, you can either:
Then you can simply start using an ftp client. Both Windows and Linux have command line tools pre-installed or you can get an excellent one from FileZilla.
Install BTSync (Bittorrent Sync) on both computers.
It's like dropbox, without the cloud, so it only syncs among your (two or more) computers. You can set which folders to sync. Copy or paste files into those folders, and they will be copied to the other computer, be it Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, Android or iOS.
One small warning: when you move files into a sync folder, then move it out of the synced destination folder, it will be deleted from the source folder. So use copies if you need to keep them on the source computer.