I was thinking to make my Ubuntu desktop machine in file server for using it at home .
I am having one old laptop . Could I use it as a file server so my other 4 system can download data or view data from that old machine (server). I want to make it wireless and want to access over the internet also , and have a router . But I don't have any idea how doing it on Ubuntu Desktop or Ubuntu server.
I don't want to install Ubuntu server .
Want to Share all of my Drive .
Want Some Password or some kind of security for some folder to restrict access .
*I am seeing for Step by Step Guide how I can do it and How to access from other computer also * .
I tired using filezilla but in Ubuntu it is only client based application is available.
It there anything like filezilla server in ubuntu .
The other system is on windows as well as Ubuntu .
I am new to networking and server type thing any help would be appreciated .