[blfs-support] Sharing or Transferring Files Between Computers

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Mon Oct 13 18:48:10 PDT 2014

On Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 08:17:31PM -0500, William Harrington wrote:
> On Oct 12, 2014, at 7:25, Dan McGhee <beesnees at grm.net> wrote:
> > I want to ultimately use all my external and salvaged hard drives on both my (soon to be completely) linux laptop and my iMac.  That part is simple.  Back up what I don't want to lose and then reformat those drives.
> For over a decade, I’ve had windows, OS X, Solaris, and Linux environment and would use samba for all of it.
> However, if you are scrapping windows, there is bonjour you can use with OS X and linux.  Bonjour (zeroconf) is what you may want if only needing to deal with a linux OS and Mac OS X.
> Now, if you ever need to use windows, you can install a bonjour client for that, as well.

Probably off-topic for Dan, but I'll mention it anyway:

 On windows, (at least windows 7, which is all I have) you can
install nekodrive, https://code.google.com/p/nekodrive/ - sometimes,
I have problems with using that to copy _to_ my server and reboot to
linux (after waiting for the dreaded windows updates) where ntfs3g
lets me do the necessary.

 Yes, I have one machine which is able to run windows - needed for
tax returns (well, in theory I could perhaps find an adobe PDF
_writer_ for linux, but I am reluctant to pollute clean from-source
systems), and useful for map updates (I made the mistake of
purchasing a TomTom device, only to find that although it runs
linux, it needs windows or that apple (expletive deleted) for
updates).  HDTracks is similar, although there is now very little
which they are willing to sell me (unfortunately, they fixed bugs in
their code, now it always applies the labels' region restrictions -
fortunately, outlets in germany and france can usually provide the
HD downloads I'm looking for).

> Keep it simple and use only what you need.

 I strongly agree with that - in BLFS we don't have nfs v4 (or 4.1)
because nobody has taken the time to figure it out - for me, nfs v3
is good enough (although on my netbook, still installing 7.6, I see
that for some reason it is using udp instead of tcp - for that, in
Ryan's words "I have bigger fish to fry").

Nanny Ogg usually went to bed early. After all, she was an old lady.
Sometimes she went to bed as early as 6 a.m.

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