[PLUG] [OT ? ?? ???] Linux and computer literacy

Tyrell Jentink tyrell at jentink.net
Sun Jun 24 15:13:11 PDT 2018


https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2350138
That forum question addresses the issues at hand very well... You are using
a USB cable that emulates an Ethernet adapter, so switch out device names
accordingly, but there is literally no distinction from the software side.

IF IT WERE ME, I would do the file transfer through SSH/SCP: Install/Enable
SSH on one side, and use scp on the other side... He does offer advice on
the details in the answer above.

On Sun, Jun 24, 2018, 14:56 Chuck Hast <wchast at gmail.com> wrote:

> You know, I had this running with one of my cell phones and not
> intentionally,
> I would plug the thing into one of my laptops and it would setup the usual
> connection to move files around, BUT it would also setup a network
> connection,
> trying to use the cellular as another network path out (as if the Ethernet
> and
> WiFi connections did not count) It was such a PITA that one day I got tired
> of
> having to go in and kill it so I went in and killed it for good.
>
> But if you did an ifconfig you saw a network connection with assigned IP
> addys
> and all. I will see if I can get it to do so again, and try to see if I can
> get you
> the info on what it did.
>
> I did NOTHING to the system it did it all, the phone was and AT&T Android
> phone, a Galaxy S5 rugged.
>
>
>
> On Sun, Jun 24, 2018 at 4:09 PM, Richard Owlett <rowlett at cloud85.net>
> wrote:
>
> > On 06/24/2018 10:01 AM, Galen Seitz wrote:
> >
> >> On 06/24/2018 07:24 AM, Galen Seitz wrote:
> >>
> >>> On 06/23/2018 11:09 AM, Richard Owlett wrote:>
> >>>
> >>>> Similarly for either end of cable plugged in to receptacle 1.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> richard at debian-jan13:~$ # left end of cable in receptacle 1
> >>>> richard at debian-jan13:~$  ls /sys/class/net/
> >>>> enp0s25  enp0s29u1u1u1  lo
> >>>>
> >>>> richard at debian-jan13:~$ # right end of cable in receptacle 1
> >>>> richard at debian-jan13:~$  ls /sys/class/net/
> >>>> enp0s25  enp0s29u1u1u1  lo
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>> I realize this is part learning experience for you, but I don't think
> >>> you necessarily need to be exploring the bowels of the sysfs
> (/sys/...) for
> >>> this.  Please post the output of the 'ip addr' command on both ends.
>  You
> >>> may already have a working connection between the two machines.
> >>>
> >>> galen
> >>>
> >>
> >> Oops.  I meant to send that to the plug list.  Please reply on the list.
> >>
> >>
> > This is ~ 1/2 of what you requested
> > I ran this on my laptop with only cable connected
> > The relevant lines begins "57:"
> >
> > root at debian-jan13:/home/richard# ip addr
> > 1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN group
> > default qlen 1
> >     link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
> >     inet 127.0.0.1/8 scope host lo
> >        valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
> >     inet6 ::1/128 scope host
> >        valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
> > 2: enp0s25: <NO-CARRIER,BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast
> > state DOWN group default qlen 1000
> >     link/ether f0:de:f1:0c:d5:db brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
> > 57: enp0s26u1u1u1: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc
> > pfifo_fast state UNKNOWN group default qlen 1000
> >     link/ether 52:95:7f:8a:28:57 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
> >     inet6 fe80::5095:7fff:fe8a:2857/64 scope link
> >
> > This was run on my laptop with nothing but mouse and cable connected.
> > I do not have a flash drive available to report what the desktop saw {via
> > sneaker net}
> >
> > To create context I will quote your post saying:>>> I realize this is
> part
> > learning experience for you, ...
> >
> > This project originally started in order to transfer files between a
> > laptop and a desktop without benefit of flash_drive &/or sneaker_net.
> > I purchased a thingy which claimed to do that in a WindoZe environment.
> >
> > Can Linux not outperform Gates & co?
> >
> > An underlying question is "Why *NOT*"?
> > There is an underlying comment.
> > Debian (Linux in general) has known what to do with absolutely *ANY* USB
> > device used. Why *NOT* this item? ?? ??? ???? :<
> >
> > I cannot see that the "system" lacks info.
> > It needs to be told what to do with it.
> >
> > P.S. I was dealing with "customer"/"tech" support half century ago.
> > *NOT* same industry ;/ But you learn what are useful questions.
> > I'm missing something ;/
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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>
> --
>
> Chuck Hast  -- KP4DJT --
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