Share vmware client data to host machine

Posted on 2011-09-13
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I have windows Vista which is running UBUNTU DESKTOP on a vmware client. How do I share the data which is residing on one of the directories on UBUNTU to Windows host
Question by:mnis2008
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by:Luciano Patrão
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Have you try to use the WinSCP to connect between Windows and Linux/Unix server?


Whit this tool, you will have connection between the two servers with a Explorer view when you can copy/move files between the two systems.

Hope this can help.

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Neil Russell earned 1000 total points
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Configure SAMBA on the linux client and the share the folder. From windows then you can just access it as a normal share.  \\linuxboxname\sharename


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giladhecht earned 1000 total points
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You can configure a SAMBA file share or NFS export to a specified directory/mount point,and load
the share on your Vista boxv using normal network share prompt \\server\share .
But don't forget to configure permissions on the Linux box,SAMBA needs to be configured with a default access user group (guest/nobody/root) and user access priviliges (read,write,execute) so you can also do more than just looking at the files.
Good Luck!

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ID: 36535156
Another solution is FTP.

For example, try pure-ftpd.
After installation (pure-ftpd package) put data in /var/ftp
then download it by using your favorite FTP Client.

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