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To enjoy your files on your home network (local) or from a remote location, we offer several ways to share your data.

Magic sharing

HandyLinux enjoys a magical script delivered by manon, member of the crunchbanglinux-fr community.
mPartage, allows you to easily share a folder/file for a given time, on your local network or on the web … Yes, it can do it all.

m_partage can not work if the shared folder name contains spaces: take care of renaming your files accordingly if you want to share on the local or remote network.

For who? When?

For everybody…

  • locally, make move a folder or file in your family easily. With mPartage, a folder/file on your computer becomes available for all positions of the house, for MS PCs, Apple, smartphones… all from a simple web interface.
  • in remote, make move a folder without web server or external storage. mPartage handles email too large files problems from simple web interface. Simply send the 'remote' address to your contact.


mPartage is available from the Applications List, “Internet” section:

Using mPartage

mPartage is a french applications: it will be translated very soon.
Once launched, mPartage displays a window in which you “drag and drop” the folder to share from a Thunar window (your file manager):

mPartage displays two internet addresses: the first is to use on your local network, the second on the internet. It is then set to enable sharing:

Your file will be available in sharing and displayed in a browser. The available files are listed, simply click on a link to download the linked file:

Sharing time

Sharing remains active until the mPartage window is open. If you want to keep active sharing when closing mpartage client, check “laisser le partage ouvert” : your file will be available until the end of your session and an icon in the notification area will indicate active sharing. Clicking the icon will re-open the window and allow you to cut the sharing whenever you want.


Project sources:

manon thank you for your contribution to HandyLinux.

Local sharing

Multi platform

To share local with your GNU/Linux or Windows desktops, Dukto software is simple and effective.

  • To install, you have to download Dukto (the package is not present in the official repositories) .It is available directly on the HandyLinux server in 6.0-1 version : click here to download Dukto.
  • Dukto install is easy. Click on the package “dukto_6.0-1_i386.deb” of your ~/Downloads to open it with the Software Center:
  • Dukto starts from the Applications list, “Other” category:

    the folder icon allows you to define your download location, the center gives you your IP address, the right configure appearance.
    • Windows™ side…
  • Dukto shares simply :
  • Dukto set up easy :

sources : tuto de fibi (fr)

With GNU/Linux


With windows & Samba

sources : fibi post on HandyLinux forum (fr).


Samba is a file server for GNU/Linux (GNU GPL license, so free) compatible with Microsoft Windows networks. That is to say, it allows you to share files and printers between GNU/Linux and Windows computers in a seamlessly network: GNU/Linux looks like a Windows NT server to the Windows “eyes” clients. Microsoft Windows clients then become somehow Linux clients …

Installing Samba

Samba is in the Debian repositories to install from a terminal:

 sudo apt-get install samba samba-common samba-common-bin smbclient

to verify that the server is working, you can test with:

/etc/init.d/samba status

should return this code:

[ ok ] nmbd is running.
[ ok ] smbd is running.

Configuring Samba

To configure Sambe, you have to edit its smb.conf :

sudo leafpad /etc/samba/smb.conf

This command display the default configuration file with many possibilities and examples.
Here is a simple smb.conf to copy/paste in your configuration file:

#======================= Global Settings =======================


workgroup = GLMF
netbios name = serveur
server string = server GLMF

log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
max log size = 1000
syslog = 0
log level = 0

security = user
encrypt passwords = true
unix password sync = no

#======================= Share Definitions =======================

comment = Home Directories
browseable = yes
writable = yes
create mask = 0755
directory mask = 0755

comment = Documents
browsable = yes
path = /samba/video
public = no
writable = no
write list = @admin
force group = users

comment = Musique
browsable = yes
path = /samba/music
public = no
writable = no
write list = admin
force group = users

comment = Input
browsable = yes
path = /samba/share
public = yes
writable = yes
force group = users

then activate configuration with the “testparm” command. It will display your config load confirmation message. Press [Enter] to display config file again:

 $ testparm
Load smb config files from /etc/samba/smb.conf
rlimit_max: increasing rlimit_max (1024) to minimum Windows limit (16384)
Processing section "[homes]"
Processing section "[Documents]"
Processing section "[Music]"
Processing section "[Share]"
Loaded services file OK.
Press enter to see a dump of your service definitions

Create shared folders

The advantage of samba is to be secure because sharing occurs only on the specified folders. To do this, we will create shared folders:

sudo mkdir -p /samba/share
sudo mkdir /samba/music
sudo mkdir /samba/documents

Then give write permission for everyone to “Sharing”

sudo chmod 777 /samba/share

Create Samba users

Samba user must already exist on the system before being added.

To add a user to Samba, the command “smbpasswd-a” is used then simply fill 2 times the password for the user (replace “arp” with your user):

sudo smbpasswd -a arp
New SMB password:
Retype new SMB password:
Added user arp.

To change the password of a user already registered, use the “smbpasswd” command (without the “-a”)

To complete the configuration, you must restart the Samba service:

sudo /etc/init.d/samba restart
[ ok ] Stopping Samba daemons: nmbd smbd.
[ ok ] Starting Samba daemons: nmbd smbd.

Test on Linux

To perform a simple test:

smbclient //localhost/Documents
Enter arp's password:
Domain=[GLMF] OS=[UNIX] Server=[Samba 3.6.3]
smb: \>

Or open your browser Thunar file, select “Network” in the sidebar, then “Windows Network”:

and windows ?

Everything is done from the address bar of your file explorer:

Sharing on the internet


share.txt · Last modified: 2017/01/14 03:01 (external edit)