Subject: Re: Parallel port connections
To: Bob Nestor <>
From: None <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/19/2000 18:25:57
On Sun, Mar 19, 2000 at 05:18:24PM -0600, Bob Nestor wrote:
> Does anyone have a suggestion/solution for this "problem":
> co-workers have asked if there's any software available for NetBSD that 
> would allow a laptop running NetBSD to connect to the Desktop via 
> parallel or serial port for the purpose of doing disk sharing and/or file 
> transfers.  The best solution would be something like Samba that would 
> allow the NetBSD filesystems to be mounted on the Windows Desktop.  Does 
> something like this exist?  Does anyone have any other ideas for a 
> solution?
	I'd say ppp over the serial port would probably be the easiest.
Just pick a couple local IP addresses (i.e. something your office LAN
isn't using) for the ppp link.  Then run Samba on the NetBSD box.  That
should allow you to share files at least with that one Windows box.