Heterogeneous File Sharing Recommendations?

John McCabe-Dansted gmatht at gmail.com
Tue Feb 2 19:29:22 MST 2010

On 2/3/10, Kimball Larsen <kimball at kimballlarsen.com> wrote:
> What other methods are there out there for simple file sharing on a private
> lan?

One easy way of transferring files around is an httpd server with an
upload script. I use the "File Upload Script" v6.00 by Jeffrey D.

Personally I find ssh the easiest way of sending files around. On
Ubuntu/Debian setting up a ssh server is as simple as:
    sudo aptitude install openssh-server
Presumably it is similarly easy to set it up on RedHat etc.

Personally, I set "PasswordAuthentication" to no in
/etc/ssh/sshd_config, which means that only clients that have access
to a trusted private key can ssh in. This is a bit harder to set up,
so you may want to just make sure that your passwords are hard to

Anyway, now you have an ssh server you just need clients. There are
some nice GUIs for each of the three OSes you mentioned.

Linux (nautilus/konqueror): http://www.linux.com/archive/feed/62254
WIndows (WinSCP): http://winscp.net/
MacOS X: http://superuser.com/questions/88161/whats-the-best-gui-scp-client-for-mac-os-x

Hope this helps,

John C. McCabe-Dansted

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