Jul 282013
 

Article By Oussama Krifa

Accessing your home computer (I’ll call it server on this article) from a remote location (that I’ll call client) outside the local network, can be very interesting, for example, listening to streaming music played by MPD, managing downloads in the bittorrent client Transmission through its web interface, controlling the machine via SSH … However, before accessing your server remotely, you must know the “address” or IP (Internet Protocol address), but generally at home they are provided dynamically, through the Internet Service Provider, so it’s not so easy to know the IP of your home server.
We will see how to automatically update the DNS name on a domain name server (DynDNS) with the current IP address of the server thanks to ddclient. Continue reading »

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May 262013
 

Some days ago I’ve published an article about copy.com, a service similar to Dropbox where a copy of one of your folders is synchronized on the cloud, this is true for any computer where you install the copy.com/dropbox/ubuntu one applet and so you can easily share your documents among your computers and have a copy on the cloud.

But what if you don’t want to share a copy on the cloud of your documents but you need to quickly share a document among your computers ?
Usb stick is usually the best option, but there is also an alternative that use the local network to send data among computers: NitroShare

NitroShare is designed to be hassle-free in every aspect. Just install the application on any machine running Ubuntu or Windows and you’re all set. Each machine should discover all of the other machines on the local network. The application integrates with the operating system, using application indicators on Ubuntu and the system tray on Windows.

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