noob asking about file transfer between opensuses


i’m a very long time opensuse user (from suse 9.0)

i have two opensuse machine in the university network, both running 11.4,

i want to transfer some big files from one machine to another,

how can i do that?
my firsy instinct was to install giver on both machine, but nothing shows up on both machine?

thanks in advance

I don’t know anything about “giver” (except for the web page I found in a google search). Perhaps you are having a firewall problem.

I normally use ssh (scp or rsync commands) for transferring files between machines. But that also requires firewall settings and runlevel services settings.

ssh here

OpenSSH - openSUSE

i want to transfer some big files from one machine to another, how can i do that?

The command line is your friend:

scp <name-of-some-big-file> [email]vodoo@<otherhost.dom.tld[/email]>:<new-filename-on-target-host>


rsync -av /home/vodoo/pastebin/  [email]vodoo@<otherhost.dom.tld[/email]>:/home/vodoo/pastebin

(to copy/sync everything in my ~/patebin/ directory to the other host).

Recommended reading:

man scp

man rsync

What about simply using ssh?
scp for copy from a terminal or fish:// in dolphin (nautilus has an option
also for connecting via ssh to another machine).

PC: oS 11.3 64 bit | Intel Core2 Quad Q8300@2.50GHz | KDE 4.6.4 | GeForce
9600 GT | 4GB Ram
Eee PC 1201n: oS 11.4 64 bit | Intel Atom 330@1.60GHz | KDE 4.6.4 | nVidia
ION | 3GB Ram

thanks guy

indeed i was thinking about SSH, but at the risk of sounding stupid, how do i get the address of the machines.

when i disable susefirewall on one machine i could see only windows machines in smb://

You see the IP addresses a system has active with

ifconfig -a

But don’t they have names (either defined in a DNS server or in /etc/hosts?

All machines on my network have static LAN IP’s
And you should know the name (username of them)

And, for the record, we are not talking about SAMBA (I say this because you talk about smb:// or so). This is about the TCP/IP network and it’s IP addresses and the hostnames behind those addresses (and the usernames on those hosts).