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BRoughley488

Xubuntu FTP server help plz

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So i have an old computer that was just lying around, doing nothing and i got bored and wanted to try and make a FTP server with it. I put Xubuntu, because normal ubuntu is too laggy and it just breaks it. I have got it set up so it works with file explorer in windows, but i want it to display the amount of storage it has, and has left, you know, like it does when you plug a USB stick in, or with  your internal HDD/SSD, as shown in the picture that is hopefully going to attach if i can remember. As you can see in the image, the server does not show the blue bar thing and or the storage. 

 

Issue #2:

When i try and view say, a video or picture off the server, it re-downloads it onto the device, is there anyway i can get it to just stream to the device?

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Use something more sophisticated like SMB (using Samba perhaps) instead of FTP


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, duncannah said:

Use something more sophisticated like SMB (using Samba perhaps) instead of FTP

Im a massive noob with servers what is SMB? i looked online and it baffled me 

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1 minute ago, BRoughley488 said:

Im a massive noob with servers what is SMB? i looked online and it baffled me 

Look up samba share tutorials, pretty easy to setup.

 

https://tutorials.ubuntu.com/tutorial/install-and-configure-samba#3

 

You want samba for most local network windows file transferrs, much better than ftphttps://tutorials.ubuntu.com/tutorial/install-and-configure-samba#3

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If you assign a drive letter, you should be able to see the remaining free space.

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