1394 between two xp machines?

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Subject: 1394 between two xp machines?
Posted by:  mk (ka…@dspia.*comdelete)
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006

I have two XP machines with ethernet connections and 1394 ports. I can
ping each machine from the other by using their ethernet IP addresses.
When I connect the 1394 cable between the two both get assigned a new
IP address on the 1394 ports starting with 169.245.x.x with subnet
masks But I can't ping either machine using these new 169
ip addresses. When I remove the 1394 cable this assignment goes away
so it seems the 1394 ports work on both sides but there is no
communication using the same. Any ideas what I am missing ?