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How can I connect my Xp (laptop) to my desktop (dual boot XP and Slackware10.2). will i just connect both computers through their LAN cards using crossover cable? what will ...
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    XP-Linux PC-PC connection


    How can I connect my Xp (laptop) to my desktop (dual boot XP and Slackware10.2). will i just connect both computers through their LAN cards using crossover cable? what will be the configuration in the slackware side? coz im gonna try the Services for UNIX by Microsoft

    thanks in advance.

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    why do you need services for unix if you have the unix box there

    use samba

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    Well, I'm not completely sure, but you could possibly run a DHCP daemon on one of the two machines and connect back and forth via IP.

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    you wouldn't need to just for a simple crossover connection

    just set the IP's of both machines to a static address on the same network

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    here is the ip that I used for both machines

    1st settings
    Slackware:
    ip add: 10.10.10.2
    gateway: 10.10.10.1
    netmask: 255.0.0.0

    XP
    ip add: 10.10.10.3
    gateway: 10.10.10.1
    subnet: 255.0.0.0

    2nd settings
    Slackware
    ip add: 192.168.0.2
    gateway: 192.168.0.1
    netmask: 255.255.255.0

    XP
    ip add: 192.168.0.3
    gateway: 192.168.0.1
    subnet: 255.255.255.0

    i did both setting and I cant seem to ping the XP from the Slack and vice versa. is there something wrong in my settings?
    btw i used netconfig in the slack to configure my ip. hope you cna help me guys..

    And i cant used samba, im in my On-The-Job-training and they asked me to use services for unix. tnx

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    they are on different networks

    does that matter? you're going to have to route between them if so

    unless you set the ip addresses to the same network


    I have no idea why your training company told you not to use samba, you could use ftp, nfs, scp,rsync I guess.

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    they said that samba is easy to use thats why they tasked me to use the services for unix instead of samba, is there wrong with my ip addresses set in both xp and linux?

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    ah now I see

    no, I was wrong, they are on the same network sorry.

    I have no clue about unix services for windows though (spit)

    good luck! }

    maybe it has an NFS client, if so , setting up an NFS export is easy enough

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    bro can you give me some ip add in which i may use to setup my network? i need to finish this by friday, its wednesday already here in the philippines =p

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    theres nothing wrong with the ip addresses you have already chosen

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