I'm kinda proud of myself today. After fighting with it off and on for a while, I finally got both a samba and ftp server running (and even working properly) on my kubuntu tower. The ftp should be accessible from the internet. I'll have to "really" try it out when I go back to work on monday. I now have full two-way resource sharing between the linux box and my ibook. Previously, I could only connect to the ibook from linux, but not the other way. Now it works for both and it rocks. I can't wait to see my gf come home and pretend to care.