Yes, let me start over.
I have 2computers on direct ethernet cable, no hubs or what have you. I dont currently want to transfer file over the internet, but might want to in the future.
At the beginning of setting up a lan I was told a good first step was getting communications between a shell on each box.
Ssh was recommended as a good option because if in the future I wanted to network over the internet It would be good.
I got ssh working for the above reason. I had been having fun with it, with what little I could do so far.
I decided to get Internet connection sharing going. It was working fine.
I miss spoke in my previous post, it was scp I was trying to get going, I think I was just experimenting my way thruogh any and all tools I could, to try to be able to copy files between two 'puters on my home lan.
I fired up ssh to make sure shell communications was still good and because I read ssh was involved in scp.
That stopped my internet connection sharing from working.
I can reconfigure my internet connection sharing and it starts working again. but ssh stops working.
Nfs was and is still eluding me. I looked at TigerOC's link and I still think NFS is above my current understanding/skill level, unless I can find some "NFS for Dummies" type info.
I am going to keep learning command line stuff and have actually had some small success', but I am anxious to be able to transfer files.
I don't care how I transfer files.
At this point might it behoove me to put all effort into NFS or is there a easier to get going alternative for file transfer?
If I should be concentrating on NFS, I wont worry about the subject of my original post for now. My 1st goal is file transfer.
Any Ideas on witch way to proceed from here would be greatly appreciated.
Continued gratitude to all those who help us newbies.
Last edited by toastermaker; 11-23-2003 at 07:11 AM.