Testing the connection
Thanks to the pointers in this list (and 1.2 MB of downloaded
documentation) I have what appears to me to be a crossover
cable. I have the two Linksys NICS slotted nicely in and have
loaded the tulip.o kernel driver.
The problem now is: what do I do with it? This is my
/etc/network/interfaces on Box 1:
iface lo inet loopback
iface eth0 inet static
On Box 2 "address 192.168.0.64" reads "address 192.168.0.65". Am
I right to assume that I could now "ping" 192.168.0.65? The only
/etc file I adjusted is the above "interfaces".
I don't have NFS enabled in the kernel because all I want is
simple box-to-box file transfer. I'm thinking of using, based on
the documentation I've already read, something called "netcat" or
at most ftp. Am I on the right track?
This ethernetworking stuff is turning out to be the toughest
GNU/Linux task I've set myself to do.