Crossover cable connection between 2 computers.

Steven Vollom stevenvollom at
Sat Mar 14 02:36:07 UTC 2009

Jonas Norlander wrote:
> 2009/3/13 Steven Vollom <stevenvollom at>:
>> I have a crossover cable.  I would like to transfer data from one
>> computer to another using the cable.  After the computers are connected,
>> what type of application will assist the transfer.  I have been unable
>> to get Samba or fish to work.  But I do have a crossover cable and would
>> like to try that.  TIA.
>> Steven
> Fish or sftp would be the easiest. Have you got the network between
> the machines to work?
> / Jonas
That was the reason I wanted to try crossover.  My old box has terrible 
mount problems.  It functions but will not make a fish or Samba 
connection.  I have need to move a lot of data from the old box.  When 
finished I will format and fresh install and correct the mounting 
problems then.  I have about 250gb to transfer, so I need a pretty fast 
connection.  Do you know if using a crossover is faster than Samba or 
fish?  If it is, it might be worth the extra trouble.  And I am giving 
the old computer away after I get the data transferred anyway.  Thank 
you for the help.


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