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    Tranfer data via ethernet


    Hi all

    I expect to transfer data from Ubuntu 12.04 desktop to Debian 7.3 desktop (2 PCs) using ethernet without a router.

    I found following link;
    How to network two Ubuntu computers using ethernet (without a router)?
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/22835...thout-a-router

    But that is for 2 Ubuntu computers. Is there a more recent document?

    Thanks

    Rgds
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    Quote Originally Posted by satimis View Post
    Hi all

    I expect to transfer data from Ubuntu 12.04 desktop to Debian 7.3 desktop (2 PCs) using ethernet without a router.

    I found following link;
    How to network two Ubuntu computers using ethernet (without a router)?
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/22835...thout-a-router

    But that is for 2 Ubuntu computers. Is there a more recent document?

    Thanks

    Rgds
    satimis

    Don't get hung up on the distros, what they are talking about is just basic networking 101. You could connect Linux, Window, OS/X whatever that way. Key is you need a crossover cable or there are crossover adapters. If you have a network hub or switch if you don't have a crossover.

    People get hung up on the distros, most the distro have their roots in Debian or RedHat, so main difference is desktop, packaging tools and supplemental app's. Underneight the hood they are all Linux/Unix and things don't vary much.
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    For quite some time now most Ethernet devices support Auto-MDIX meaning that no crossover cable is needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricard View Post
    For quite some time now most Ethernet devices support Auto-MDIX meaning that no crossover cable is needed.
    I believe this is true only for adapters that support 1000mb ethernet. Many older pc's only have 100mb adapters.

    @OP: After you get the crossover cable (if needed), just set both machines to a static IP on the same subnet, and they talk just fine.

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