Ubuntu – How to transfer data from Macbook to Ubuntu desktop using Crossover cable


I have a crossover cable connected between my Macbook and Ubuntu 16.04 box, what do I need to do now to setup the transfer of data between them?

Best Answer

Hmm, not sure why you'd be using/needing a crossover cable (From here: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2178081?start=0&tstart=0 "... for years the Mac's ethernet ports have had the ability to reverse the polarity of the signals if a crossover is needed, automatically. No need for special cables when hooking up to a Mac.")

To get you started, both PC's need to be on the same LAN so they can see each other. Setup a static IP address on each PC. E.g: Mac- Ubuntu- Netmask for both

Try to ping each PC: Mac to Ubuntu: ping

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