LAN & DSL on single nic

Adam Hawes adam.hawes at
Tue Jun 7 11:12:15 CST 2005

> ifconfig gives;
> BoxA
> inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
> BoxB
> inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
> Pinging works, both machines show about 0.1ms return.

Then the machines can talk to each other.  All you need is higher
level protocols to get it to work.

> Now, neither machine has MS, so Samba isn't needed is it?  Is this
> where I go and look at NFS closer?

Depends on what you want to do... Samba gives a few nice features like
"authentication" and the ability to browse the network and see what
machines have file/printer shares.  It also shares printers somewhat
transparently with the default config.

NFS/AFS/Coda/etc is the go for Unix/Unix sharing.  Dispense with this
bloated M$ protocol alltogether.

On a side note, how long to Telstra take to answer their after-hours
numbers? I have been on hold for about 30 minutes now...


Adam Hawes
adam.hawes at
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