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I have a Linux server (Fedora) and a Windows machine. I need to connect these machines using peer to peer method (without using any switches or routers) and give that static IP addresses.

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All you need is just a crossover cable.

http://www.networking.windowsreinstall.com/directconnectionnetwork/index.htm

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Unless both machines are really old, at least one of the network cards probably supports Auto-MDIX, in which case any old Ethernet cable will do. – Patches Feb 23 '12 at 23:40
    
@Patches, yes, so normal cable is enough for most cases. – Sam Liao Feb 24 '12 at 14:49

What about this
http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/howto-configure-ubuntu-fedora-linux-pptp-client.html

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Could you summarize the article please? We prefer you dont just link to things. – Simon Sheehan Feb 23 '12 at 21:09

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