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Re: USB Host-Host cables

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On 06/13/2018 09:57 AM, Dan Ritter wrote:
On Wed, Jun 13, 2018 at 06:29:33AM -0500, Richard Owlett wrote:
I have purchased a USB Host-Host cable based on the PL-25A1 chipset.
Where would discussion about using it be *ON TOPIC* ?
It is recognized by Debian Stretch.
I have found relevant bits-n-pieces in manpages and package info.
I'm retired and my avocation is learning about Linux.
I'm missing background in:
    USB interfacing
    networking (in a broad sense)

The plusb driver should detect it as a network interface.

I don't find "plusb" in man pages or list of Debian packages.
I did find it mentioned in [https://wiki.debian.org/DeviceDatabase/USB]
Do I need to know anything more at the moment?

faster than a 100Mb/s ethernet adapter and slower than a gigabit
ethernet adapter.

Plug it in to both sides and pick an IP range. Let's call it:



So to find your adapter name, you say:

ip link show

and eliminate the ones you know about - lo, eth0, wlan0,
whatever - and find the one that's new. Let's pretend it's
called usbnet0.

Assign it an address:

ip address add usbnet0
(and on B, use ...42.2 )

You should get a route on each side:
ip 4
.... dev usbnet0 proto kernel scope link src

and now you can access the other side via ssh and scp and

I've never used either "ssh" or "scp". *THEREFORE* I believe I have a reading assignment <grin>. After all, that was essentially what I was asking for :}

Not going to have a chunk of time for this project until Thursday or Friday afternoon. More later.


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