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Old 04-22-2010, 12:53 AM   #1
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ad hoc network using firewire


I have several laptops that all have firewire ports.
Here is what I want to do.
  1. connect two laptops together using firewire across the table
  2. don't care about any existing network connection either laptop might have in progress
  3. use firewire for an interconnecting ad-hoc, static network link
  4. 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.

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~~~ 0;-Dan
 
Old 04-22-2010, 10:10 AM   #2
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I have several laptops that all have firewire ports.
Here is what I want to do.
  1. connect two laptops together using firewire across the table
  2. don't care about any existing network connection either laptop might have in progress
  3. use firewire for an interconnecting ad-hoc, static network link
  4. 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.

Cheers,
~~~ 0;-Dan
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Old 04-22-2010, 12:14 PM   #3
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Don't post the same question twice.
Oops! Sorry!!

I thought that the other post was to Ubuntu Forums instead of here.
(blush) I'll be more careful next time.

... still looking for firewire network help, though.
~~~ 0;-/ Dan
 
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