GNOME User Share 3.14.1

A system for easy sharing of user files, implemented with success in the GNOME graphical desktop environment
GNOME User Share (gnome-user-share) is an open source and tiny package distributed along with the GNOME Project and designed from the ground up to help users easily and effortlessly share files to the masses when using the GNOME desktop environment.

The gnome-user-share program comprises of various free file-sharing technologies, which will provide GNOME users with user-level file sharing functionality that works. It is automatically distributed with each new installation of the GNOME desktop environment.

How does it work?

GNOME User Share is a non-interactive daemon, which runs in the background and starts automatically when the user logs into the GNOME desktop environment. However, it won’t work out of the box, as the file sharing functionality is not enabled by default in GNOME.

The user must enable file sharing from the GNOME Control Center application. Immediately after file sharing is enabled, a WebDav server is started in the background, sharing the generic Public folder from the user’s Home directory to all the computers on the LAN (Local Network Area) using mDNS/rendezvous.

Under the hood and requirements

The WebDav server used by the GNOME User Share program is powered by the world’s most powerful free web server, Apache, which must be installed on your GNU/Linux distribution before trying to install this package. In addition, in order for the mDNS/rendezvous functionality to work properly, you will have to install Avahi or Howl, and then run mDNSResolver.

Installing GNOME User Share

While the package is automatically distributed to GNOME users along with each fresh installation of the GNOME desktop environment, it can also be installed manually using the universal source package. By executing the “./configure && make && make install” command (without quotes) in a terminal window, you will configure, compile and install the gnome-user-share package system wide on your GNU/Linux computer.

Reviewed by , last updated on November 22nd, 2014


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developed by:
Alexander Larsson
homepage:
www.gnome.org
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
category:
ROOT \ Desktop Environment \ Tools

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What's New in This Release:
  • Always hide the info bar in Downloads
  • Don't talk of "sharing over Bluetooth" since ObexFTP support was removed
  • Make sure obexd daemon is launched when ObexPUSH is enabled
  • Make sure that Bluetooth notifications don't time out
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GNOME User Share (gnome-user-share) is an open source package that binds together various free software projects ...

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