Zoltan Boszormenyi wrote: > > I guess yout mean to connect two computers via a USB cable and "see" > one of the machine ("slave") from the other ("master"). > I don't think you can find such a cable prefabricated and there's a reason. > It wouldn't be a simple USB extender and the "USB host" hardware > built into PCs aren't created to deal another "host" on the USB bus. > Hint: the SCSI bus was created to deal with such a detail but Linux > SCSI adapter drivers still don't support the target mode only the > initiator. > > What would you want to see from the slave? Some exported FS? > Way easier and cheaper to buy a crossover cable and learn how to setup > your simple point-to-point network then e.g. Samba would autodetect > the other host on the network. > They do make such a cable. They actually make several different kinds of them, some with the software to use them built into the cable as well. The drivers are on what looks like a read-only memory drive. I have never checked to see if their are Linux drivers for them. Here is one example of the cable: http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=BLU-USB20-DL&cat=CBL Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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