Connect two linux machines via ethernet cable

Assume :

  • Computer A has ip address 10.10.10.1
  • Computer B has ip address 10.10.10.2

On Computer A:

/sbin/ifconfig eth0 10.10.10.1 netmask 255.255.255.0 up
/sbin/route add -host 10.10.10.2 eth0

On Computer B:

/sbin/ifconfig eth0 10.10.10.2 netmask 255.255.255.0 up
/sbin/route add -host 10.10.10.1 eth0

Now on Computer A you should be able to ping Computer B:

ping 10.10.10.1

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