Many a time we need to share files over the LAN. There is a very simple way of doing it when you are on Linux using python2. cd to the directory the contents of which you want to share and run:
//Python 2 $ python -m SimpleHTTPServer 8181 //Python 3 $ pyhton3 -m http.server 8181
Here, 8181 is the arbitrary port number you want to use for your HTTP server. The files can now be accessed from any system in the LAN using a browser at
Another interesting utility is nweb.
Tested it between my laptop and mobile over the wireless and worked fine. Happy sharing!