TCP/IP over 1394 (firewire)
I couldn't find a helpful post on this topic, so I apologize if my question is naive:
Has anyone found a way to connect an XP machine (laptop) to a linux machine (desktop) using TCP/IP over firewire? At some point, I think there was concern about compatibility with the XP and linux methods of IP over 1394, but I have not been able to find much recent information.
Some background: I have a linux (CentOS 4.4) desktop that I use for most of my work, but I give a lot of talks and work on my laptop when at home or away from my desk. My laptop had a recent HDD upgrade and I would like to transfer the pertinent information from my desktop to my laptop. Better still would be an rsync of the two so that their directory structures were the same, but that is another issue. The real problem is that my desktop resides on a very closed network that my laptop does not have access to. I can connect a firewire cable to both, but that is where the trouble begins.
The relevant 1394 modules are installed and running in linux (lsmod shows ieee1394, ohci1394, raw1394) as running. 'modprobe -v eth1394' only returns "install /bin/true" - and I am not sure exactly what that means. When connecting the two computer by cable, I get:
"ieee1394: Node added: ID:BUS[0-00:1023] GUID[00e0b8020100bf8d]
ieee1394: Node changed: 0-00:1023 -> 0-01:1023
ieee1394: unsolicited response packet received - no tlabel match
ieee1394: Node resumed: ID:BUS[0-01:1023] GUID[00e0b8020100bf8d]"
If I look at the 1394 connection in XP, I see only that "TCP/IP is not enabled for this connection."
So, is there a way to make this happen, or am I barking up the wrong tree. Any ideas how I can make it happen?
Thanks in advance!