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April 17th, 2008, 03:42 PM
Im not sure how i found it but i came across http://www.homenethelp.com/web/review/pc-linq.asp
its a tool to connect a pc to a pc via, im not sure what the specifics of this tool are like but im guessing it can be done with any usb cable + a female-male converter.
reading though the description i found that linux could setup a network over the usb cable fairly easily, " ifconfig usb0 IP "

But then to transfer files you come across the same problems you normally have, even the kde http server applet sucks for transferring folders unless you know your wget commands (i found " wget -np -nc -r -R html " normally works if your not transferring any web pages)

this lead me to some questions:
Is there a nice GUI way to transfer file over a network? im not talking permanent or secure, just "yeah ill send you that document/mp3/iso/folder" ( in gnome / kde )
Does anybody have the device/any device/set of cables to connect 2 computers via usb?
Would an automatic tool (like the mount usb drive one) be useful for whenever you connect to 2 pcs via usb ?
Would it be worth it to allow network managers to manage networks over usb?

even more questions:
With the age of small computing/linux mobiles, will we start seeing Linux devices with usb ports but no Ethernet ports? (with mini/micro-usb a you dont even need an adapter)
Can windows / mac computers network over usb?
Would a driver hack, that tells the other device, (could be anything even an games console) that your an External HDD be useful?

i think by being smart about this ubuntu could be be very useful in situations where you cant connect a device to your network, i gather that happens in cooperate environments a fair bit.

thx in advance for any answers.

April 8th, 2009, 11:48 PM
I have one of these: http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/49dd28db00ac758e2742c0a87f3b0714/Product/View/XH8177
It works well XP-cable-XP but didn't work too well XP-cable-Win98SE. Haven't tried it with Ubuntu yet (made redundant with my purchasing an ethernet router)