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USB to USB communication?

On 01/20/2010 07:09 PM, Bill Bogstad wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 4:03 PM, R. Luoma <nobluspam5476-MTb9uo0rH9fVZa44U1qlTw at
m> wrote:
>  =20
>> Has anyone tried to hook up communications between
>> two computers using the USB ports?
>> If so, what would be the procedure under linux?
>>    =20
> Given how cheap USB-to-Ethernet dongles are now, you might just
> consider two of them
> and an Ethernet cross-over cable to connect them together.   You would
> still need some way to
> manually or automatically configure the IP addresses.  I know that
> zeroconf IP is available
> for Linux, but I haven't played with it much myself....
>  =20
Years ago there was a DOS/Windows product that allowed you to use
Parallel or Serial ports for PC-PC comms. I still have the cables.

Jerry Feldman <gaf-mNDKBlG2WHs at>
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