I'm trying to connect 2 Ubuntu PC's via wired router - the server will be for file backup only. I've given up on Samba after being unable to mount the /windows server share. I can mount it on server side (after chmod 777) but not on client side. So I've installed SSH, and am now knee deep in alligator invested network waters. I created a public key on client, and copied it to server but now getting access denied (I didn't specify password when making key). All I'm trying to do is create a separate PC for backup , and learn some networking. But this has become a big pain in the [censored]. Should I plow away at Samba or SSH?