Re: Filesharing via crossover cable
Have you ever configured any firewall on either of the systems? If so make sure to open the appropriate ports for whatever you decide to use for file sharing. Most versions of linux from the last few years have working zero-config networking that you mentioned and will automatically assign ip addresses in the 169.254.x.x range. The machines will also be accessible by by name with a tld name of .local, i.e. hostname.local. Make sure all your systems have unique host names and are not using the installed default of "ubuntu"
IME it is hard to beat ssh for simple file sharing between linux/unix machines. Just install the openssh-server package on one or both systems. The sshfs packages is also recommended. After the server is installed and running on machine A, from machine B you can just select Main Menu/Places/Connect to Server, choose ssh as the type, fill in the fields and follow the prompts.
The sshfs packages gives you cli tools to mount a remote system (or a directory of a remote system) and have it appear as a local directory, similar to how the mount command works.
Last edited by lswb; August 3rd, 2009 at 03:45 AM.
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