[olug] NFS & @Home Networking

Joe Vernon jv80123 at hotmail.com
Mon Aug 6 18:44:16 UTC 2001

I've been using Linux for about 2 years now, but I don't have very much 
experience with networking, mainly because I only had one computer. Recently 
I did pick up a second PC. Setting up @Home was a breeze. I purchased a 
second IP address from Cox, I got an old 10 MBit hub from a friend who 
didn't need it, and I had it working very quickly. I then wanted to set up 
some NFS shares between the 2 machines. I read the NFS howto and I managed 
to set everything up without much trouble. My problem is that whenever I 
send anything back and forth with NFS it seems to be going through the 
internet as I am getting stuck with @Home's 256 Kbit upload cap which is 
painfully slow for large files. How do I make this NFS traffic stay local 
and use the full 10 Mbit transfer speed? I would imagine this involves 
setting up some type of local IP addresses. Can this be done without adding 
more NIC cards? I know the cards are cheap but I would really like to avoid 
adding any new hardware if possible.

Thanks in advance for any help

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