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:
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
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
Assign it an address:
ip address add 192.168.42.1/24 usbnet0
(and on B, use ...42.2 )
You should get a route on each side:
192.168.42.1/24 dev usbnet0 proto kernel scope link src 192.168.42.2
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.