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    firewire (1394) networking


    I would like to network a windows computer and a linux computer together via firewire. Is this possible? Currently they are networked over ethernet with a hub/router in between. I transfer many large audio projects between these machines and I think firewire would speed things up dramatically.

    Can it be done? Shoudl it be done? How do I do it?

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    Would SLIP work for this (Firewire is serial, right?)? If so, then that's probably your best bet ... good luck (I've never even done PLIP in Linux)
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    Firewire should supply a network interface. youŽll just have to assign IPs.
    I never tried, but in my WinXP, i have a 1394 NIC driver installed, linux should be the same.
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    So far I am just trying to configure the card i have in linux, then I will try the networking part.

    is this right?

    dmesg | grep 1394 looks like

    ohci1394: $Rev: 530 $ Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org>
    ohci1394_0: OHCI-1394 1.0 (PCI): IRQ=[9] MMIO=[dd800000-dd800800] Max Packet=[2048]
    ieee1394: Host added: Node[00:1023] GUID[0011060000003162] [Linux OHCI-1394]

    I have no way to cnnect it currently and test....

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    That tells me that you have those modules loaded correctly, so yeah I'd say the card is configured correctly as far as I can tell.
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