Re: Transfer data between two comps without network
Assuming you are worried by people with promiscuous ethernet cards,
packet-sniffing. Put in a second NIC, run a crossover UTP? I assume the
machine's are close by. Hotswapping a hard disk seems risky, if you do it
On the other hand, if you are not CPU constrained, run PPTP or some such
encrypted encapsulation on the main network, between the two machines.
If none of the machines can be allowed on _any_ network at all, you could
probably try PLIP, to demonstrate that it really is non-tappable. I don't
think PLIP will take kindly to 50G a day, though. You did say 50G, not 50M,
----- Original Message -----
From: Dariush Pietrzak <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2000 9:37 PM
Subject: Transfer data between two comps without network
> my problem is that I have to transfer large amount of data (20~50 Gigs)
> And it can't be done via network due to 'secret' nature of that data.
> I considered IDE disk put in hot-swap bay, but I found that's not the
> best way to do that:
> i got system on scsi disc, compiled ide-disk support as module
> and when I want to remove ide-disc i unmount it, rmmod the module
> then swap the discs, modprobe ide-disk, mount it.
> That scheme works ... but sometimes it fails.. and when it fails I have
> to reboot the system to be able to mount ide disc. that situation
> is unacceptable.
> Does anyone have any suggestions on this?
> (data should be moved via some physical way, not using network as that's
> what bossess fear the most, zip drives could be nice, but they
> B are too small, streamers seems to be to slow )
> Dariush Pietrzak
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