Hey all, I am running an iMac with Snow Leopard installed, and I'm trying to send over a 7.7GB file to a netbook running Ubuntu 11.10 32-bit installed. Rather than use an external hard drive, I decided to get fancy and use a direct Ethernet connection between the two computers. The problem is, I'm not sure how to go about it, and I've run into some problems. First, I disabled the WiFi settings on both computers. Next, I set the Ethernet IP address on the Mac to 192.168.1.215, and 192.168.1.216 on the netbook. I set the Subnet Mask on both machines to 255.255.255.0, and I set the default gateway to 192.168.1.7 for both. I left the DNS portions blank. Here's what happened: I tried connecting to the Linux computer from my Mac using the Sidebar, but the Finder didn't see the computer under the Shared settings. So I tried using the trusty ⌘+K or Connect to Server option, and entered in the IP for the netbook, 192.168.1.216. I was prompted for the account's login credentials, and I filled them correctly, but I kept getting error connecting messages, and it wouldn't go through. I had more luck using the Linux computer. I selected my iMac from the Network panel, and logged in with my iMac account credentials. I browsed to the Users folder, selected my account, and found the file I needed. However, during the file transfer, the file stops at 2.1GB out of 7.7GB, with approximately 7 minutes left in the transfer. It did this several times, and always stopped at the exact time and data size. I know that the Ethernet port on the netbook is just Fast Ethernet, or only transfers at 100 Mb/s. Is there a limit on the file size during transfer using Fast Ethernet - as opposed to Gigabit Ethernet - which is causing the file to stop transferring once it has reached a certain size? If not, is there something I'm doing wrong? Is there a way to connect the Mac to Linux using FTP, or should I just set up a SAMBA share on the netbook, and use that instead? Any help would be most appreciated!