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I have two system one loaded with Fedora Core 6 and other with Ubuntu 7.04, So I wanna setup a LAN connection between the two PCs for easy file sharing, ...
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- 07-03-2007 #1
I have two system one loaded with Fedora Core 6 and other with Ubuntu 7.04, So I wanna setup a LAN connection between the two PCs for easy file sharing, internet sharing and others if any.. So if anyone can guide me through the steps/equipments required. Presently I just have a Ethernet wire(RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+), I don't want to go to hardware shop for Router or Hub or whateva if possible. Let me also inform you that I am a complete noob in this networking thing/LAN etc. so detailed instruction will be appreciated
- 07-03-2007 #2
Fine. If you don't want internet sharing and if you are concerned about communicating between the two systems, a single RJ45 cable is enuf. You can straight away connect.
But if you need Internet sharing,
either you need two NICs on one system (to which Internet cable is connected) and another system with one NIC. So that the system with two NICs can do the job of a router.
Or a router with minimum two ports to connect both the systems to it. So that both can be connected to Internet.
- 07-03-2007 #3
- 07-05-2007 #4
Yes, File Sharing is very much possible.
FC6 ------------------ Ubuntu
Say, you want to share files from FC6, directory /home/dad.
1. vi /etc/exports
2. Enter this line: /home/dad 10.0.0.2(rw,sync,no_root_squash)
3. Save and close the file
4. Start nfs service: /etc/init.d/nfs start
Now goto Ubuntu:
Say, you want to mount the directory on /media/network folder.
1. mount 10.0.0.1:/home/dad /media/network
Hope this helps.
- 07-05-2007 #5
Tell me how do I assign/know the IP addresses of system.
Well ifconfig returns:
lo Link encap:Local Loopback inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0 inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1 RX packets:2728 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:2728 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 RX bytes:11363572 (10.8 MiB) TX bytes:11363572 (10.8 MiB) ppp0 Link encap:Point-to-Point Protocol inet addr:172.28.49.13 P-t-P:10.64.64.64 Mask:255.255.255.255 UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:2600 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:2788 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:3 RX bytes:1825112 (1.7 MiB) TX bytes:396448 (387.1 KiB)
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:C0:9F:95:A8:79 UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b) Interrupt:18 Base address:0x8800 eth0:avah Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:C0:9F:95:A8:79 inet addr:169.254.8.187 Bcast:169.254.255.255 Mask:255.255.0.0 UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 Interrupt:18 Base address:0x8800 lo Link encap:Local Loopback inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0 inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1 RX packets:437 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:437 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 RX bytes:44772 (43.7 KiB) TX bytes:44772 (43.7 KiB)
- 07-05-2007 #6
ifconfig <interface_name> <ip_address> <netmask>
- 07-05-2007 #7
This will assign the IP for my computer or guest computer..
I issued this:
sudo /sbin/ifconfig eth0 10.0.0.2 24
sudo ifconfig eth0 10.0.0.1 24
and did what u said in post no. #4 but it is returning
mount: special device 10.0.0.2/<folder> does not exist
- 07-05-2007 #8
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Both Fedora 6 and Ubuntu use NetworkManager. I would say all you need to do is get your ethernet cable (make sure it is a crossover cable, as you are not using a hub!!).
Then just plug in and let NetworkManager do its thing. I have configured several point to point connections this way and it never fails. You can use samba to communicate, and ssh is great too. In fact if you are using Gnome open Nautilus, click on the icon to enter the address by hand and try thisCode:
- 07-06-2007 #9
Now you pointed me right.. I noticed that I was not having a crossover cable, anyways I can make my own ..I have my clipper, wire, pins and .....
which one should I go for