[blfs-support] Sharing or Transferring Files Between Computers

Dan McGhee beesnees at grm.net
Thu Oct 16 09:18:48 PDT 2014


On Oct 16, 2014, at 11:06 AM, Armin K. <krejzi at email.com> wrote:

> On 10/16/2014 05:49 PM, Dan McGhee wrote:
>> 
>> On Oct 13, 2014, at 8:17 PM, William Harrington <kb0iic at berzerkula.org> 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.
>>> 
<snipping>
>> Yes, I want to keep things very simple and do only what I need to.  Right now, I’m using LFS-7.5 without an X environment.  My plan originally was to build a total distro from 7.6.  That may even be delayed because of the UEFI stuff that I’m doing.
>> 
>> However, it is important to me now to share files between my Mac and laptop. I the only thing I know about Avahi and bonjour is that they are zeroconf services.  In looking at the build page of Avahi, it looks like I need an X environment to have it build and run.  That’s too much to do with my current plans.  I think I’ll have to settle for only NFS and wait to do the other things until I build my whole distro.
>> 
<more snipping>
> 
> If you only need the DNS-SD service, then you don't need an X
> environment. GTK+2 and GTK+3 are needed by some of the desktop packages
> that integrate with Avahi for DNS-SD capabilities as well for some GUI
> programs provided in the avahi source. libdaemon should be enough for
> the avahi-daemon (main DNS-SD service program) to get built.
Armin, you are such a great resource.  Thanks.

The concept of bonjour and avahi looks quite simple, and since I’m dealing with only two machines, is attractive.

Thanks again.
Dan

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