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Windows 7: Is it possible to link an Ubuntu PC and a window PC over a network?

03 Feb 2011   #1
BomberAF

Windows 7
 
 
Is it possible to link an Ubuntu PC and a window PC over a network?

I want to know if it would be possible to have an Ubuntu PC and a Windows laptop connected to the same network, and to be able to exchange files and folders between the 2 devices?


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03 Feb 2011   #2
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It's definitely possible, but I don't know the steps off-hand for Ubuntu. They both run TCP/IP, so they can communicate with each other.
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03 Feb 2011   #3
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, you have to install SAMBA onto the Ubuntu box in order to exchange files.

Roughly, the steps are as follows;

sudo apt-get install smbfs

sudo mkdir /mountpoint (you can call mountpoint whatever you like and put it wherever you want)

sudo mount -t cifs //server/share /mntpoint -o username=Windows_user_name
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