[BL] networking from BL3 to XP
keesan at sdf.lonestar.org
Tue Sep 5 11:25:38 EDT 2006
On Tue, 5 Sep 2006 3aoo-cvfd at dea.spamcon.org wrote:
> sindi keesan wrote:
>> I downloaded minihttpd.tar.gz for BL3 and pkg'ed it
> Why? BL3 already has httpd built-in.
Good to know. But today we are visiting someone with ME and USB but no
network card and no place to put one (short slots). Or serial or parallel
port, but there is a floppy drive and 5 USB ports. And NetZero internet,
which won't work with linux but we fixed it so it goes online.
>>> Don't forget BL3 has an smbclient package
>> It may, but the kernels I have do not.
> Kernels? Are you saying the smbclient package does
> not work with your kernel? That's news to me.
I thought you needed a kernel that could recognize NTFS file system, or
that was at least set to accept a module (which one?) for it.
>> I hoped to transfer the other half of the photos to
>> it first, via minihttpd
> I don't know which minihttpd you are talking about, but I
> assure you the httpd in BL3 works fine. I use it regularly
> to upload files from my computer to the BL3 site. I run
> httpd (from my local BL3 directory), ssh to the BL3 site,
> and use wget on the temporary address assigned to me by my
> dial-up ISP (I get the address from ifconfig). No problem
> at all. Ever.
We could not establish a connection, possibly because XP was set to use
the wireless PCI ethernet card for networking, though it also had a
regular network card that we were plugged into. We did not know how to
change this and did not want to experiment on someone's computer.
So the server was irrelevant. Some day we will run into a computer with
FAT32 (this has it) and USB and working non-wireless networking, but until
then there are floppy disks, and we can also upload photos to my freeshell
account and download them when we get home so we can delete them from the
camera now to make space.
ME behaves properly with vt100/Pine.
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