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Simple/stupid question - LAN setup
I have spent labor day setting up my Linux-based network, and have been stuck for a few hours on this:
I have a Window$ PC from which I would like to transfer data to my Linux box. I plan to do this via SSH (using putty from my Window$ machine).
I have connected both ethernet cards together (Linux Box - To - Windows Box), and I am trying to configure them as a LAN.
So, after searching the Internet I have tried:
# ifconfig eth0 192.168.1.2 netmask 255.255.255.0
# route add default gw 192.168.1.1 eth0
And then setting the Window$ Box to:
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: 192.168.1.1
DNS Server: 192.168.1.1
I know this was probably stupid to do, so if you can spare the time (as I am sure it takes less than 1 min to write a fix for this) I ask for your help in setting this up.
Thanks in advance.
Edit: I forgot to mention, that I do not want to setup DHCP or anything, I just want to transfer files (too big to put in any portable device). Thanks.
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- Jul 2005
Try making Linux box as the default gateway, and use crossover cable or connect through switch.
Thanks -- Solved
So, I was using just a regular Ethernet cable from Computer A (Linux) to B (Window$). As it was suggested by your post I assumed that this was the problem. So I just connected a router in between Computer A (Linux) and Computer B (Window$). And I let the router take care of the LAN addressing via DHCP (I didn't do this to begin with, because I didn't think this was necessary for such a simple task).
Thanks for the suggestion.