Connecting computers directly via link-local address

On 2017/02/01 at 23:22

During the Chinese New Year, I want to transfer my family pictures from my family's old PC to my laptop for backup. The size of all the pictures is about 100G. The transfer speed is too slow because the PC is connected to the router via a 1T1R 802.11n wireless dongle.(The PC is too far from the router to connect to the router via wire cable) In this case, I chose to connect the two computers directly through a ethernet cable and transfer data through it.

Direct Connection

By using the IPv6 link local address, I can connect the two computers without any networking setup and the 100G data can be transfered within just a few hundred of seconds.(link speed is 1000Gbps)