How to network 2 Ubuntu PCs
Posted on 2008-10-31
I'm in the last stages of moving both my desktop and laptop from Windows to Linux. My main remaining problem is that I don't know where to start with network setup. Most of the info I've found is about connecting Linux to Windows.
Some threads I've looked at say use Samba, others say that's only needed for linking to Windows and that SSH is the answer. Some say no, use NFS.
It's all a mystery to me. When I tried Samba some time ago, I came up against a brick wall because it seemed to assume that I wanted to link to a Windows machine.
If it's relevant, my main need is just file sharing/synchronisation. I'm not concerned about security or encrypting.
A good tutorial or idiot's guide would be a help.