On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 01:39:53PM -0400, Carmel NY wrote: > Most of my networking experience is based on a Windows. Networking two > or more PCs together in a Window's environment is easy. Unfortunately, > I am not getting anywhere accomplishing the same with multiple FreeBSD > machines. I can get them networked with Window's machines; however, not > with each other.
FYI, syncronizing files between FreeBSD and other UNIX-like systems is quite easy with rsync [http://www.samba.org/rsync/]. This is also quite easy to automate (e.g. running rsync from cron). For simple and fast data exchange, nothing beats netcat. [nc(1)] For remote backups I tend to pipe the output of dump(8) through netcat on one machine, and pipe the output from a listening netcat on another machine to a file. Suppose I want to backup machine 'foo' to machine 'bar'. On 'bar' I would start the following command: 'nc -l 65000 |bzip2 -c >foo-root-20090922.dump.bz2'. On 'foo' I would then start the following command as root: 'dump -0 -a -C 8 -L -u -f - /|nc bar 65000' Typically I would be doing this sitting behind one of those machines with the X window system running and a local terminal and a terminal running ssh to the other machine open. Roland -- R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/ [plain text _non-HTML_ PGP/GnuPG encrypted/signed email much appreciated] pgp: 1A2B 477F 9970 BA3C 2914 B7CE 1277 EFB0 C321 A725 (KeyID: C321A725)
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