Re: Serial data transfer -

From: Dr. Michael Hartje (
Date: Sat Nov 18 2000 - 12:44:00 CET

>I found the following -
> pppd -detach crtscts lock <local IP>:<remote IP> /dev/ttyS3 38400 &

> Which leaves me in total confusion!

> What do I use for <local IP> and <remote IP> ?

> I need to transfer muLinux files from one box to the other ...

Hello Bob,

Under MuLinux try help ppp and configure it.

assume 2 Linux-Boxes:
One has the IP-Adresse (B1) The other one has IP (B2). If not, configure the IP-Adress to any useful adress and use these adresses for the use with ppp. .

When You sit at B1 the local adress is the remote for that B1 is B2

When You sit at B2 than local is the adress of B2 the remote is B1

So for example at B1 type:

pppd -detach crtscts lock /dev/ttyS3 38400 &

at B2 type

pppd -detach crtscts lock /dev/ttyS0 38400 &

after that: at B1 or/and B2
you can try to ping to each other by "ping 192.168.0.x"
If this works, than take FTP or NFS to exchange the needed files.

hope this helps


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