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hi...
I have 2 computers... one is using win95, and the other is using Linux.
I want to put a cgi in the linux, and to test it thru my netscape communicator at my other computer.

how can i connect them both?
thanx..
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id say the easiest way would be to network them.  slap an ethernet card into each and make a little peer to peer network, either w/ 10baseT and a hub or just a piece of coax.  once you have TCP/IP up on both of them, they can communicate back and forth.  make sure you have a www server like apache installed and running on your linux box and then access it w/ communicator on your win95 machine.
  the networking howto would prob help getting the ethernet and tcpip going.


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what is:
0baseT , hub , coax?


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these are networking terms.  10baseT and 10base2 (coax) refer to different types of cable.  10baseT looks like telephone cables.  10base2 looks like tv cable.  a hub is a device that you need to connect two computers using a 10baseT network.
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well, i guess that hub is really expensive.. so ill go on the 10baseT or the 10base2

which is cheaper? and what are the diffrecesse between them?
thanks..

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thats an intersting question.  i have a lan at home here, and i chose to go with 10base2 because it meant i did not have to buy a hub.  also, i can run one string of coax around the house to plug things into.  
10baseT is better when you have groups of comuters to connect, like a room of five machines, for example.  still, 10baseT is becoming more of a standard, most business lans are 10baseT.  the NICs you buy (network interface cards) can be either 10base2, 10baseT, or both.  best to go w/ both, its just a little more, an d it means you can take your computer to another network if you need to, or change your type of network w/o changing your NICs.  

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Cool.. thanx

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no prob.  when i decided to make a lan at home, the most helpful book was the dummies guide to networking book.  it covers all the basics so you know where to go, what questions to ask.  win95 also has a good built in network trouble shooter.

if you dont have any other questions, this would be a good time to grade my answer.
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