I have several laptops that all have firewire ports.
Here is what I want to do.
- connect two laptops together using firewire across the table
- don't care about any existing network connection either laptop might have in progress
- use firewire for an interconnecting ad-hoc, static network link
- establish file and folder sharing between the two laptops
(NFS makes a lot of sense but there are other options)
Here is a likely scenario. Two folks meet at some hotspot with a lot of data to share and exchange. Each is likely already on the net through the hotspot. Connecting firewire point-to-point gets an ad-hoc net and subnet that is independent of whatever might be happening with the hotspot. When this ad-hoc net comes up, udev or deviceKit (or whatever) rules enable the automatic sharing.