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Author Topic: Exposing a file over internet  (Read 2620 times)
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« on: January 12, 2009, 04:44:51 pm »

Hi all,

Forgive my noobness, for I have sinned.  I've spent too much time in Windowsland and forgotten much of what I once knew of the nixes.

In any case, I wish to expose a php file stored locally on a linux machine to a windows machine on the same network.  I should point out that both of these machines are virtual machines, in case that alters anything.

My first thought was to use SAMBA and set up a share, and I think I remember how to do that, but any other advice would be greatly appreciated.

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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2009, 11:02:54 pm »

I should point out that both of these machines are virtual machines, in case that alters anything.

Actually that can be a problem. If these VM's are on the same machine the as long as
you have matching network configurations both using with or without NAT. Then you
should be able to ping each other.

The question I am not clear on is the file you wish to expose. Is just a file or a web page.

You could use filezilla which iirc can do ssh and then browse the shares on the Linux machine.


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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2009, 11:27:37 am »

If you are trying to let one computer see a file on another computer on the network, then (if your version of VL has it) you might try the Public File Server applet. (I believe that is a KDE app)

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