how to connect two PC's with a cross-over ethernet cable?
At the moment I have configured both my desktop (still running SuSE 8.2
Pro) and my laptop (running Debian testing) to be able to connect to the
internet using ppp (DSL).
When I need to transfer files between the two computers I either use a
CD-RW or copy the files to an FTP-server and download them again. Both
these methods are slow and inefficient.
I have a cross-over ethernet-cable and I would like to be able to
configure both computers so I can switch between the current setup and
the necessary configuration to transfer files across the cross-over
How do I know which files contain the current configuration?
How do I configure my laptop to be able to use the cross-over
I know that getting a router has many benefits over this setup but I am
still considering some alternatives and I would like to set this up
until I make up my mind.
I hope I make myself clear, if there are any details I left out I'm
happy to provide further info.
# Mertens Bram "M8ram" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Linux User #349737 #
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