View Full Version : [ubuntu] IP Over Firewire, Ubuntu + XP

December 4th, 2008, 12:16 AM
Ok, so here is my problem: I have large (15GB+) files to move from one computer to another. The computers are siting next to each other so a firewire cable can perfectly be linked between the two. I would transfer the files over the network, although i don't have the time to do this over and over again because the transfer of the files will get updated often. I have tried to set up an IP over Firewire, but have no clue what i am doing, so it didn't go well.

If anyone could explain how i could transfer a file from a Ubuntu computer to an XP Computer through firewire, that would be a GREAT (!!!) help.

Thanks ALOT in advanced,

December 4th, 2008, 12:35 AM
I was talking to someone a school who had used Samba to send files over his network between computers running Windows and Ubuntu

here's a link http://us3.samba.org/samba/

I'll try to talk to him more tomorrow so post questions here

sorry I can't be more help

December 4th, 2008, 12:38 AM
Yea, My problem is not sending the files, its connecting the Computers together with firewire and letting them "talk to each other."

December 4th, 2008, 06:45 AM
Odd, but it looks like it can be done as long as you are not using Vista. See here (http://searchenterprisedesktop.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid192_gci1246889,00.html#)

December 4th, 2008, 10:03 PM
Ok... I knew this already, and im also no XP. I will try to re-explain my problem again:

How can i set up ubuntu to use ip over 1394? (I am letting XP use and i would like to force ubuntu to use ALSO:: How can i send files between the 2 over this "private" firewire network?