Last modified on 13 October 2011, at 20:58

Sidux/Useable applications/Local computers connecting

I'll try to show you how to make connection with second computer working under Windows OS in local network.
To do that I will use samba and one of it's GUI.
As a second way I'll make connection using Opera web browser.


SambaEdit

Samba provides file and print services for Microsoft Windows clients in local network.
I have tried a few samba GUI but only one worked for me very well.
But it doesn't mean it'll be the same on your computer, you should try theme yourself.


Samba home page: http://www.samba.org/
Samba on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samba_%28software%29


SMB-BrowserEdit

SMB-Browser is the one application that worked on my computer well.
It's not available in Debian repositories, I have found it pre-installed with Elive 2.0 linux distibution.
1. Add Elive server address:
# Elive
deb http://europe.repository.elive-systems.com/ lenny main elive drivers tests efl ports multimedia games other  
deb http://europe.debian.elive-systems.com/ lenny main contrib non-free  
to repository list using a text editor as root:
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mousepad /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list
2. Next refresh package list and recive a public key:
apt-get update
gpg --keyserver keys.gnupg.net --recv key_ID
gpg --export key_ID | apt-key add -
apt-get update
3. And install application:
apt-get install smb-browser smb-admin
4. After that change rights for two files responsibility for mounting and unmounting shared files:
chmod u+s /sbin/mount.cifs
chmod u+s /sbin/umount.cifs
5. Run SMB-browser from: Menu-> Network-> Browser of Share
a. In "preferences" tab make:
- mark "mount.cifs"
- type user name and password of second computer
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b. Go to "Main" tab:
- type IP address of second computer
- click on "Search by Hostname or IP"
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c. If everything is all right you'll see second's computer's shared folder in left down window.
d. Click on "Mount" to mount it and "Browse" - it'll open Thunar file manager.
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e. All the files you can copy, edit, remove or send new one out from your computer.
6. To finish connection click on "Un-mount".


Others samba GUIEdit

  1. Smb4k: http://smb4k.berlios.de/
  2. Smb2www: http://www.scintilla.utwente.nl/users/frank/smb2www/
  3. Komba2: http://sourceforge.net/projects/komba/
  4. Samba GUI list: http://www.samba.org/samba/GUI/


Opera UniteEdit

Second way to make connection with another computer (under any system) is using Opera Unite Sidux/Opera.
Unite lets you share your files, videos, music, etc via internet.
1. Choose "Unite" icon from left panel, then "File sharing" and click on "Start".
2. A configurator will open a window so click on "Next".
3. In next step make registration on Opera server.
4. Or log in if you have an account.
Unite3.png
5. Next step - choose your computer name for Unite.
Unite4.png
6. And next choose a folder you want to share.
Unite5.png
7. After that go to your Opera main page, copy the address link for your friends.
8. Don't forget to give your password to theme.
Unite6.png
9. To finish sharing just click on "Stop".


OthersEdit

Tsclient - remote desktop tool: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsclient
Vinagre - remote desktop tool: http://projects.gnome.org/vinagre/
Rdesktop - remote desktop protocol client: http://www.rdesktop.org/
Team Viewer - remote control, desktop sharing and file transfer tool: http://www.teamviewer.com/