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    OSX file transfer to Ubuntu VMWARE?
    I guess this is an OS X question so please correct me if I'm wrong.

    I want to transfer a file to a Ubuntu server that I am running in vmware fusion.
    The server IP is

    I have done this before on a Windows Machine to Ubuntu server but I have not got a clue how to do it on Mac.

    I have tried Go -> Connect to server -> enter IP but I can't connect.

    Is there any tool that I can use to do this?


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    OSX file transfer to Ubuntu VMWARE?
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    I would suggest that you do it from the other side. Use Linux to access the Mac, not visa versa. It is easier that way. Here's how:

    Turn on Remote Login on your Mac (System Preferences, Internet, Sharing) as a first step. This enables sshd on your Mac.

    Now, on your Ubuntu system, fire up any file manager you like that supports ssh access to remote systems (if you are using Kubuntu, Konqueror's "fish" protocol does this) and log in. Voila! You have a file manager window targeted to your Mac. The rest is easy.

    Alternately and more difficult, but more elegant, load sshfs (a FUSE file virtual file system) and simply mount your Mac as a volume.

    I use both of these techniques to transfer files between my Arch Linux system and my Mac. Both work well.
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