NetChip 1080-based USB Host-to-Host Link

Netchip manufactures a range of USB devices, including the 1080, which provides direct connection between two USB hosts.

In addition to selecting this option to either be compiled into the kernel or to be build as a module, you need to configure the appropriate networking interfaces. If you have two machines (say zhora and rachel, then on zhora you would enter ifconfig usb0 pointopoint On rachel you would enter ifconfig usb0 pointopoint To test that it is working, on zhora, enter ping If you get packets back, it is working correctly.

For further information on networking, I suggest that you refer to the many excellent Linux networking documents, including the Linux Network Administrators' Guide and the Linux Network HOWTO.