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I'm able to log in to my EC2 instance with Vinagre but can't figure out how to copy files from my (Ubuntu 12.04) machine to that (Windows Server 2008) slice.

Some googling yielded this which recommends rdesktop -u Administrator -r disk:linux=. ec2-23-22-57-87.compute-1.amazon.com however that causes the following error.

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ERROR: getaddrinfo: Name or service not known

Looking here people suggest shutting off avahi daemon (doesn't work) or this superuser question Why does remote desktop not work for me by computer name, and only by IP? which doesn't work for me either.

How do I copy files from Ubuntu to Windows with RDP?

  • Just a clarification : is it supposed to look like this disk:linux=. ec2-23-22-57-87.compute-1.amazon.com. The '.' after = looks out of place. – Gaurav Joseph Oct 21 '14 at 3:34
  • @GauravJoseph Actually I agree with you, that does look weird. But I forget now because it's been so long. – isomorphismes Oct 21 '14 at 4:13
  • Oooh dammit didn't check the date earlier... Gaaah! – Gaurav Joseph Oct 21 '14 at 4:35
  • the . is fine. it just means the current working directory will be shared – Jayen Mar 8 '16 at 2:06

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