From: William Murphy (alias at domain eircom.net)
Date: Sun 09 Jul 2000 - 13:19:22 IST
If it's a bog standard serial cable it'll be difficult enough to use it to transfer files.
However, if it can be used to transfer files in windows, chances are it's a null modem cable,
in which case it's quite easy to set up a ppp connection over it. Read the ppp howto and the
Hope this helps,
Alex O'Connor wrote:
> I was backing up some data off an old PC using that horrible M$ direct
> cable connection thing, and it led me to wondering, could I use linux to do
> it? I have RH 5.2 on one machine, and RH6.2 on the other, they are hooked
> up by a standard serial cable.
> I was thinking it might be a bit easier than having to deal with windows...
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