Classic Mac emulation (was Re: Microkernels (WAS RE: New to the list.))
Zane H. Healy
healyzh at aracnet.com
Sun Aug 6 10:17:15 CDT 2006
At 10:42 AM -0400 8/6/06, Ray Arachelian wrote:
>Zane H. Healy wrote:
>> I'm actually looking to be able to talk classic Appletalk via an
>> emulator rather than TCP/IP. Mac OS X handles TCP/IP just fine, so
>> unless I'm trying to run my rather antiquated version of eXodus
>> (X-Windows) I personally don't have a need, though I could probably
>> find one :^)
>You could either get an AppleTalk to EtherTalk bridge. I think Faralon
>made those. Actually, I have one of those that I have never been able
>to get working, if you want it contact me offlist and I'll try to locate
When I say classic Appletalk, I'm actually talking about over
ethernet, while Mac OS X still supports Appletalk over Ethernet
they've dropped support for the classic version, and only have the
newer version (I think it dates back to about System 8). They still
support it for printers, and the newer version (I forget what it is,
I want to say Appletalk over IP).
I have some of the Appletalk to Ethertalk bridges, in fact my HP 5MP
printer is plugged into one. I actually view this as one of the
pieces of hardware that needs to be removed from my network in order
to get away from Appletalk.
>May I ask, what do you want to do with LocalTalk?
My PowerBook 540c still runs System 7, and I don't see any reason to
upgrade it, nor is it desirable. My OpenVMS 7.3-2 is still running
Appletalk as well, it serves up Appletalk volumes and prints via
Appletalk. It is also my big reason for needing Appletalk, and the
biggest reason I really need to get off of it. If I was fully
patched, Appletalk would break, and if I upgrade it breaks.
To get off of it though I need to put an ethernet-to-parallel box in
place. I have several and have had one for at least 6+ years, the
problem here is that the existing solution simply works. Plus as
crazy as it sounds, part of the holdup is a parallel cable, I know I
have several, but am not sure where they are, and I refuse to waste
the money on another one. Still, the big problem is that Appletalk
is the best way to access the data on my VMS box from my Mac.
Neither Samba or NFS work as well. Since staying with Appletalk is
keeping me on older versions of both OpenVMS and Mac OS X, I really
need to find a good resolution to the file sharing issue.
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