Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Sep 2010 22:41 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Windows "I'm sure it's just a coincidence, but Windows 7 shipped around the same time I got married, and it includes a fascinating new technology called HomeGroup. Its goal is really simple: get all your home computers sharing documents, media, and printers with each other, in a way that is both secure and straightforward. But Microsoft also has a deeper aim here: they're trying to finally kill off the decrepit NetBIOS technology that's at the heart of most Windows sharing problems. So let's have a look at HomeGroup and the technologies involved that make it work. And just to keep things interesting, we'll compare HomeGroup with what Mac OS X offers."
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aargh
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2009-10-12

I haven't used HomeGroup yet but I don't see why you would need to communiate with Ubuntu via IPv4. Ubuntu supports IPv6 link-local addresses out of the box via Avahi and Samba also listens on all interfaces including IPv6 by default.

Also, the article answers your question in "File Sharing", third paragraph.

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