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My goal is to send some image files, from a linux machine to a range of device, mostly laptops and phones. I was initially looking at wifi-direct but that is not supported by apple but then I came across something called Bonjour.

I have done some reading about it but I am still a little unclear as to what it is/can do.

If I want to send this photo from the linux machine to a companion app on any of these devices (laptops and phones) is Bonjour something I should be looking at or does anyone know of something that would be better

Thanks

EDIT/update

I have decided to axe apple from my project because who really wants to deal with their proprietary hardware. Instead I am going to use wifi-direct to interface with android devices because that is actually really easy, and then I will look into getting something working for Windows

  • Why not simply using Google Drive or Google Photos? – Michael S. Mar 30 '17 at 15:53
  • I would but this system needs to work in places that may or may not have internet access – Gareth Shepherd Mar 30 '17 at 16:09
  • Well, no network means using a pen drive. – Michael S. Mar 30 '17 at 16:11
  • I suppose, but that is quite inconvenient. Im thinking I may have to use bluetooth – Gareth Shepherd Mar 30 '17 at 16:14
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    @MSC: network and internet are 2 different things! – DJCrashdummy Mar 31 '17 at 6:26
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Use Dukto R6 for your wireless OR wired (LAN) file transfer from a range of devices.

Available for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android (didn't work well with Android 7.0).

For Docs and Installation Process, Go to the above link.

Well from my experience, I have installed it on my Dell Inspiron laptop which is running with Ubuntu 16.04 and in my Asus Zenfone Max (Android Smartphone).

I connect my laptop to the hotspot created in my Smartphone and use Dukto for wireless file transfer.

If you liked this software, make some donation to support.

EDITED :

It will also work on LAN Connection

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Install a document management system such as Nuxeo or Alfresco community edition on a server somewhere else and use it to host your documents. You can then download your documents from any OS that has a browser or even mount alfresco (not sure about Nuxeo) via webdav a system directory/drive (if you're of the windows lot)

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