I am attempting to establish a simple network link between my two
systems (a Linux box and an NT 4 box) using the serial ports. I had
hoped to simply run ppp over the serial line.
I have connected them and am able to log onto my Linux system over
the serial line using Hyper Terminal.
To setup the ppp link, I installed a "virtual" modem under NT for
direct PC to PC connection and used the Dial-up connection app (the
only thing that look vaguely like what I wanted to do). I felt the
direct PC to PC connection would simple connect to the other system,
by-passing the modem initialization and dialing. It does not. When
I try to establish a link using the virtual modem over the serial
line and cat the device on the Linux side ("cat /dev/ttyS0"), I get
and the dial-up connection fails. I guess PC to PC connection uses
it's own (hidden?) protocol.
I feel I must surely be able to do this. Does anyone know how?
Thanks, in advance,