Crossover cable connection between 2 computers.
stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net
Sat Mar 14 03:08:51 UTC 2009
Dotan Cohen wrote:
>> 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, you need to physically connect the machines (you have a
> crossover cable, that's enough), then set up a network between the
> machines (DHCP will assign addresses to each machine), then set up a
> server on one machine and a client on the other. You then connect to
> the server with the client, and transfer the files based upon the
> protocol of the server (samba and ftp seem poppular for this purpose,
> but you could use scp over SSH as well).
> Does that sound complicated? I think that it is a bit more complicated
> than it has to be. I do not know of any application that will make it
> any easier, but I will start filing RFEs to make this easier. In the
> meantime, those steps are what you need to do. Sorry.
> If anyone knows of an application that makes this easier than I've
> described, please mention it. Even non-Linux applications would
> interest me as I might be able to learn something from them and
> implement it on Linux (not the actual application, but the idea).
It is a good explanation, Dotan, I will have to study it a bit; I am
getting some pretty good help right now, so I am going to relax a bit
and allow people to help me. I usually screw up when I start getting
stressed, and this stuff is really confusing to me. A little easier
each day though. I expect to really understand the process by the time
the problems are resolved. Thank you for your help. I really think
this thing you are doing is a real benifit to the community of Linux
users. I know we all will appreciate the result. To me it is, the
impossible made easy. Perhaps a good title for a tutorial.
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