Linux/Ubuntu and OS X NETWORK

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by LuapStar, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. LuapStar macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2009
    Hi Everyone!

    I would like to either create a server or a well working network between my Ubuntu machine and my MacBook Pro. The thing is, I want to be able to move my files between the computers in some smart way.

    If you guys could help me with my issue I would be very grateful! And please if possible could you explain it step-by-step?

    Thank you very much in advance!
  2. LuapStar thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2009
    Could I connect them with a lan cable, to achieve faster file sharing?
  3. tempusfugit macrumors 65816

    May 21, 2009
  4. parapup macrumors 65816


    Oct 31, 2006
    Right out of the box you can use SSH (SFTP/SCP) - on Linux install sshd (Ubuntu: sudo apt-get install openssh-server) and on OSX go to Sharing in System Preferences and enable remote login.

    Both OSX and Ubuntu will allow you to connect to the other using GUI - so you can browse/copy files easily.

    It is going to be a little slow over wireless - so if you can connect them using a Gigabit router/switch or direct cable that would be a lot faster.
  5. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    No longer logging into MR
    That will be much slower than unencrypted methods (NFS, SMB, etc). If you're moving a lot of data, and security isn't an issue, I'd advise against SSH-based solutions due to performance.
  6. LuapStar thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2009
    Hi again,

    What does FTP, NFS, SMB mean?
    I know that smb is samba, but how does it work?
    How does the others work and how do I install them?
    Anyone keen explaining?

    B.t.w I got it working with a program called FUGU on :apple:, and I suppose it's by ftp. I can reach my ubuntu machine by using fugu, this program finds the other comp IP...

    Thank you in advance!

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