Crossover cable connection between 2 computers.

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Sat Mar 14 10:31:04 UTC 2009

2009/3/14 Steven Vollom <stevenvollom at>:
> Dotan Cohen wrote:
>>> I am ashamed I have to say this, but how do I ping the other computer?
>> $ ping
>> However, if you do not have a network configured, then the other
>> computer doesn't even have an address yet.
> Hi Dotan,
> Long time without contact.  I pasted your words into the shell.  It just
> returned to my , steven at Yeshua:~$

No kidding. Please go back and read it carefully. Read it, don't copy
it. Now, why do you think that it didn't work?

> What happens if I have a connection?  Does the audio make a pinging
> sound, do bells ring, flashing lights, pretty girls come on the screen,
> what?  I am not connected though, am I.

You will get a list of response times from the host, like this:

$ ping
PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=1 ttl=242 time=175 ms
64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=2 ttl=242 time=178 ms
64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=3 ttl=242 time=175 ms

You can stop them with Ctrl-C. Or, set your machine to only do two, like this:

$ ping -c 2

Of course, pinging google like I did in the previous example won't
help you, you need to ping the address of the second computer.

Dotan Cohen


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