Re: Transfering files via crossover ethernet cable: What to configure?
On Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 2:13 PM, Dotan Cohen<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> AFAIK most of the present day network hardware have Auto-MDIX
>> My T42, three years old has this, so one really does not have to bother.
> This is very, very interesting, thanks! Do both sides have to support
> this for it to work, or is one side enough?
One side is sufficient I guess.
>>> Can I configure an FTP server locally, that would allow for easy
>>> connection via Windows Explorer, Konqueror, and Nautilus? I need the
>>> ability to transfer files in both directions. Thanks in advance for
>>> any ideas.
>> I would suggest using Samba. FTP is always an option.
> Really? Do you suggest Samba because it works with the Windows
> machines? Should I use it when connecting to other Debian or Fedora
You can use it as well. There are lot of options while copying files between
GNU/Linux installed machines, you can use FTP, scp etc.. I mostly
use scp to copy between peer's.
> Also, as there is no router involved, how would the the "other"
> machine connect to my machine? Will I need to install a DHCP server?
> Can I assign a name to my laptop, so that the other machine could just
> connect to that name?
one can connectly directly with an ethernet cable. assign I.P's in
the same subnet
(example 192.168.1.2/24 192.168.1.3/24) and there's network between
You don't need DHCP, thats basically required for managing networks
when there are more
clients. I don't know the kind of setup you need so unable to
comment. Ideally you
might think of getting a switch(maybe wireless but less speed) and
connecting the different
computers, again I don't now the requirements. Naming requires DNS support.
If you intend to setup basic networking you might want to read:
Rusty's others documentations are interesting and fun as well.
Debian has all the tools you might require for doing your networking tasks.