Connecting a PC to my linux machine -- local webhosting woes
I've setup apache,php, and mysql on my mandrake linux machine. I've also set up a couple virtual hosts. So, i can type in MyVirtualDomain.com in firefox on my linux machine, and everything works great.
Now, I would like to connect my windows xp sp2 laptop to my linux box. I'd like to accomplish two things.
1. I want to be able to FTP files over to my linux machine.
2. I would like to be able to browse my virtual domains from my windows laptop. (ie, when I type in MyVirtualHost.com in internet explorer, it brings up my virtual host website from my linux machine)
I'm doing this because I'm an web developer, and it's always been a dream of mine to develop locally. I did this for a while with apache/php/mysql on windows, but I really want all of this running on a linux machines, so I decided to bite the bullet and set all of this up.
I've bought a 10 foot crossover cable (I think thats what I need, right?). Once I connect the machines, how do I go about setting them up so I can browse my linux machines virtual hosts via my windows machine. As for the FTP, I think I can find some tutorials on the web. For the moment, I'm most worried about the browsing thing.
Thanks for the help.