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Linux/Network with Parallel Port

Vikas Sharma

Joined: Jun 24, 2001
Posts: 6

i have to computers and i want to network them, i can network them as window machine using parllel port, for hat i've a cable.
how can i do the same thing in linux.
if it is possible to connect them using parallel cable, is it posssible to use one of them as server and another as host.
and can i make one as window host and another linux server or vice versa??
please tell me in detail as i am not advance user of linux.

Vikas Sharma<BR>National Center for Software Technology, India
George Brown
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Joined: Sep 26, 2000
Posts: 919
I've connected linux boxes through the serial port using an easy-to-wire null modem cable. To do that you set up a login on the serial port of the first and use a terminal emulator to connect through the serial port of the second. If you need to transfer files between the two you can use kermit or some other similar protocol.
But that's only a very basic form of networking. And I've never tried that through the parallel port. There used to be a parallel port network adapter available to buy, I'm not sure whether you can still get those.
You'd be better off getting a pair of 10BaseT cards, some 10BaseT cables and a simple hub. That way you can set up the networking properly using TCP/IP - which opens up your systems to all sorts of cross-platform possibilities.
Vikas Sharma

Joined: Jun 24, 2001
Posts: 6

thanks george, but i want in details, how u configured the files for that or if u use any specific tool and than tell me about them in detail.
tell me how u configured ur machine using serial ports i'll try to implement it on parallel port
Vikas Sharma
National Center for Software Technology, India
I agree. Here's the link:
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