Help: NFS, two computers via serial ports

Help: NFS, two computers via serial ports

Post by Dan Newcom » Fri, 23 Apr 1993 04:37:36

Hi...  As I am graduating soon (and quite possibly losing my
net access for a while :(  I figured I should ask this now
so I can get all kinds of helpful responses :)

When I move home I want to hook my computer, my dad's
computer, and my old PC together.  What I wish to do
is this:

  1) Have the old PC as a terminal via serial port to mine - easy.

  2) Have a simple 3.5" boot disk for my dad's computer that will
     connect to my computer over the serial lines, as I don't have
     any network cards, and then be able to mount my linux drive
     as a NFS partition.

What would I have to do for this?  Just a null modem cable would take
care of the serial ports, right?  But what about the software side of

Dan Newcombe

- Your friend has married your best friend, loves end, poison pen
  Your flesh will always creep, tossing turning sleep,
  The wounds that burn so deep.   (Marillion, Forgotten Sons)


1. Connecting two Linux-computers via serial line ...


I just got  a new laptop-computer and want to transfer a bunch of
files from my old computer to the notebook ...

If I had another desktop computer I would take the old harddisk,
put it into  the new computer and everything would be perfect.

But that doesn't work ;-) So I tried to install dip on both
computers and didnot succeed ...

And YES - I have read the NET3-HOWTO !!! And I didnot find any clue
how to install the slip-server ... My client connects and waits for
the loginpromt that doesn't appear ;-(((

So what could be the solution for my simple problem ????

Two Linux-machines ... one null-modem cable ... a lot of important
files on one computer and an empty harddisk on the second one waiting
to be feeded ...

TIA for your replies

If the SLIP-connection works do I have to install a ftp-Server on
the SLIP-Server as well to transfer the files ??
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