How to directly connect 2 computers - No router, no DHCP?
I am trying to network 2 computers directly to each other. (i.e. the network cable is plugged directly from one NIC to the other.) I'm trying to run one of the machines as an FTP server. These are the only network connections either machine has; neither is connected to the internet or to a router or something like that. Since there's no DHCP I've been assigning the IP addresses manually (using ifconfig), but I can't access the FTP server remotely. NMap replies that all 1000 ports on the opposite machine are filtered. Neither machine can ping the other.
Both computers run XP normally (Slax is a LiveCD), so I tried booting into Windows. In Windows, both machines can ping each other (so I know that the cable and both NICs work.)
Does anyone have any advice?