Crossover cable connection between 2 computers.

Steven Vollom stevenvollom at
Sat Mar 14 03:32:37 GMT 2009

Jim wrote:
> Steven Vollom 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
> Go into Admin > Services and see if sshd is running
Yes, I didn't even know it existed.  It is a new term for me.
>  and be sure you have 
> a .ssh directory, 
I looked for .ssh in my /home directory and did not find it.  Where do I 
look for known_hosts and ssh?  While waiting for a response, I will look 
in my /home/steven directory.
> and in .ssh directory be sure you have a file named  
> known_hosts and ssh for "fish" will work.
I just make the folders known_hosts and ssh but install them where?  
/home/steven?  /home/?

> To connect:   fish://bob@ (depending on  name and  IP  
> address) of computer you want to connect to.
I want to connect from my old computer to my new computer.  I have about 
250gb of not backed up data to transfer.

I notice you have your username included like an email address.  I did 
not do that when I tried to get fish to work, I did this:   
fish://  Perhaps that is my mistake.  I have no 
knowledge to draw from, this is a new experience.  Thanks for the help.  
I need to take a break for a few minutes.  I will return to your 
instruction in a bit.


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