Crossover cable connection between 2 computers.

Steven Vollom stevenvollom at
Sat Mar 14 03:19:41 UTC 2009

Norberto Bensa wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 1:47 PM, Steven Vollom
> <stevenvollom at> wrote:
>> I have a crossover cable.  I would like to transfer data from one
>> computer to another using the cable.
> Why!!!???
> You have a perfectly running network with the router you configured
> with my -and others- help. So why do you want to go the hard way?
We have come to sort of an impass.  We haven't been able to make a 
functioning connection either by using fish or Samba.  The closest we 
have come is just now I have one computer showing detail from both 
computers for the first time. What it shows is not particular pleasing, 
but at least they are communicating.  I had already posted regarding 
crossover anyway, before this breakthrough. 

Additionally, I am interested in knowing the crossover technology.  One 
thing I have not received an answer for is this, which of these 
processes transfers data faster.  For now I am only going to use this 
capability one time.  I have about 250gb of data to move and a person 
anxiously waiting in the wings to get my old computer.

Once the data is moved, I will be giving the computer to him. I won't 
need the ability again until I fix the on/off switch on my laptop.  Then 
it will again be useful.  You seem to know all the ways to transfer the 
data using a network.  I would also like to know the different ways.  It 
is no more complicated than that.  If it is an abuse of the Lists time, 
I would rather not do it, but if not, anyone who would like to know 
these things too, can peek over my shoulder and experience the learning 
process with me.


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