I'm developing a distributed system with a shared hashtable as a project for school. It's written using java Sockets. Since the simulation is required to run at least on two different PCs, is there any way to simulate a LAN over the Internet? It would be very useful since me and the other members of this project are not easy to meet together. If we can simulate staying at home it would make a big difference.
Anyway, I've 2 other questions:
If we're going to meet and connect our two PCs with Ethernet, we should find our addresses (IP) running a netconfig command on CMD (Windows), right?
Otherwise if we connect to the same wifi LAN does it work the same? (That is to say again running a netconfig on CMD to retrieve the IP)