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Old 07-02-2012, 11:14 AM   #1
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Cool Quick and simple linux network using crossover cable using only two machines

Why? Two older notebooks, one without a usb and the other with a
very slow usb 1.1 Want to move files back and forth. Also maybe desktop without internet connection could hold files too (a "server"
maybe later). I have a working crossover cable that can ping. I did
Ifconfig to set temporary static addresses to machine a: and machine b:
and was able to ping back and forth on two separate occasions. However
this was as far as I ever got. I probably must set up sharing and folders etc to be able to possibly ftp or be able to see with a browser. Is it possible to just simply set up with examples a group
of numbers for machine a: and b: including subnets etc, what folders
etc so I can move back and forth "quickly and easily"?
(In the old days of a previous decade I could use Laplink in a dos
or windows environment and quickly move around, with a parallel cable.)
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Personally, I would just make sure sshd is running on both machines and scp across. No need to go through the hassle of setting up an FTP server or shared folders IMO.
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Thanks for a quick response. I will make sure both programs are installed (sshd and scp)
and try again tonight. Thanks.


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