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 Post subject: getting connected
PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 5:54 am 
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I am having a problem connecting from my G4 (10.4.11) to a linux 10.4 distro.
On the linux machine I have a shared folder and it has read and write permissions enabled
I can connect to the folder but I get a permissions error message when I try to move something to the share folder
I have not been able to connect from the linux machine to the mac and I am not sure how to go about that.
The sharing worked before....

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 Post subject: Re: getting connected
PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 8:26 am 
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On the Mac>System Preferences>Sharing, enable these...

File Sharing, Windows Sharing, Remote Login, & Web Sharing (opens port 80 & advertises the Mac's services).

Once you have the IP of the Mac you can smb://ip.of.the.mac

Sign in with the Mac's username & Mac's password for full access.


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 Post subject: Re: getting connected
PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 10:53 pm 
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it worked, I was able to log on to the linux machine and then transfer files (read and write permissions ) which was the issue. Thanks! Strange that it had worked before without all of the additional sharing boxes checked.

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 Post subject: Re: getting connected
PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 7:29 am 
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What I would like to do is network from the linux machine to the other computers instead of just going the other way. I have looked at the info and I can't seem to figger it out, I have 10.4 Ubuntu Studio on the Linux machine

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 Post subject: Re: getting connected
PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 9:09 am 
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What I would like to do is network from the linux machine to the other computers instead of just going the other way.

I'm sorry, can you explain the "direction" of this better? What do you want to happen?


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 Post subject: Re: getting connected
PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 5:31 pm 
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He wants to his macs to connect to shares on his Linux (Ubuntu) system. Currently the reverse is functioning.

I would see if you can connect using the IP address of the system. NMB may not be working but IP addresses normally do, barring something really odd happening.

If it does work over IP, then you can simply create a hosts file entry on the Macs with the name of that system (and its IP address) to connect that way. System browsing won't work but you'll at least be able to use the Connect To Server feature (command k) to connect. Or you could skip the hosts file altogether and just save the IP address-based connection in that connect to server dialog box.


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 Post subject: Re: getting connected
PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 7:29 pm 
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Thanks MB, let's see where he is now. :)


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 Post subject: Re: getting connected
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 12:04 am 
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I am currently able to connect to the linux box from the mac, so I can transfer some backup data to the linux storage HD and then delete it from the mac, one of my external HDs was filling up with a lot of old stuff. I have backups of a lot of archaic stuff (OS9) on CD and DVD as well but I need to keep a backup of my photo library on this drive as well and since I have converted some Kodak FPX files to tiffs I need a lot more space. I currently have a large Photo Storage from 1997 onwards, days of the quicktake and the pict compressor, another excellent file format (besides fpx) that has fallen into neglect.
However what I would like to do is connect to the Macs from the linux box so I can pick out some files from the Macs as needed while working at the linux machine.

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 Post subject: Re: getting connected
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 12:15 am 
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Hmm, so this didn't work???

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On the Mac>System Preferences>Sharing, enable these...

File Sharing, Windows Sharing, Remote Login, & Web Sharing (opens port 80 & advertises the Mac's services).

Once you have the IP of the Mac you can smb://ip.of.the.mac

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 Post subject: Re: getting connected
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 2:16 pm 
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It does work, but he wants the reverse to happen, Mac to Linux.


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 Post subject: Re: getting connected
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 2:49 pm 
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Sorry, I'm confused!?
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what I would like to do is connect to the Macs from the linux box


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 Post subject: Re: getting connected
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 3:02 pm 
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Oh dear lord. Sorry. Even after pointing it out I still read that backwards. My profuse apologies.


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 Post subject: Re: getting connected
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 3:21 pm 
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No problem, but perhaps the other way is really what was meant?


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 Post subject: Re: getting connected
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 5:40 pm 
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I am currently able to connect to the linux box from the mac
Clear as day if only I'd bother to wake up and read it. Haven't been sleeping well this week and I've been staying away from all caffeine for the past couple days to see if that would have any effect... clearly it has, but not in the way I would like.

So he wants to go from Ubuntu to OSX. Windows Sharing SHOULD work. Oddly enough I've seen enabling Remote Login (SSH) work too. Linux is such a moving target its hard to keep track of what used to work and what works now and what will work tomorrow...


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 Post subject: Re: getting connected
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 5:46 pm 
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Takes a bit to recover from caffeine withdrawls.


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