Linux Mandrake to Win XP Pro over Firewire

Posted on 2006-03-22
Last Modified: 2013-12-06

I would like to be able to transfer files between a Linux machine and an XP machine over firewire (one machine is behind and the other is infront of a firewall).
XP recognises the Firewire connection when I plug the machines in, however I am not sure how to get the Linux end working.

Some guidelines on getting this to work would be very useful.

Thanks for reading my post and considering your reply.
Question by:NiSiWi
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    First you need to open a port on the F/W to get between to the 2 machines
    NExt you need to install and configure SAMBA
    Cross post this in the linux forum

    Author Comment

    I will add the post on the Linux forum
    Any idea which port for the Firewire connection - I guess its using TCP/IP over firewire
    Will track down Samba.
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    go to and they have tutorials for SAMBA

    use any non-reserved port.

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