using zeroconf/avahi/whatever to attach computers

Karl Auer kauer at
Sat Sep 29 04:57:18 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2007-09-28 at 22:52 -0400, Michael R. Head wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-09-28 at 12:45 -0700, Matt Price wrote:
> > 1) cat a cat5 cable, plug it into the ethernet jack on one computer,
> > plug the other end into the other computer, and have the two computers
> > instantlyrecognize each other
> This may work, but you'll definitely need a crossover cable (a regular
> CAT5 patch cable won't cut it) or a hub between the two.

A straight-through cable will almost certainly work just fine with
computers sold anytime in the last 5 years.

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at                   +61-2-64957160 (h)                  +61-428-957160 (mob)

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