early desktop TCP/IP implementations (was Re: "first" computer on the internet)
bfoley at compsoc.nuigalway.ie
Thu Jul 24 14:13:07 CDT 2008
On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 08:58:54AM -0700, Cameron Kaiser wrote:
> > >> > Unix and Linux, yes. MacOS didn't have built in TCP/IP until MacOS 8
> > >> > in 1997.
> > I don't think that is correct. Unless you're claiming that MacTCP was
> > not "built in", which you could claim, but John Veizades would probably
> > have something to say about that. It was certainly available long before
> > 1995.
> I don't believe neither MacTCP nor Open Transport were standard parts of
> MacOS until, in fact, OS 8. When I installed 7.1 and 7.5 (gag), I had to go
> scare up separate networking stacks. I don't remember if 7.6 had anything
> built in but I'm pretty sure Open Transport was still sold separately then
OpenTransport first shipped on the PowerMac 9500 with System 7.5.2, and
was bundled with System 7.5.3 and later. A standalone installer was
available for System 7.1 and later.
> They were available, though, even MacTCP for System 6 IIRC.
Yes. MacTCP worked with any version of System 6 or later--I remember
using NSCA Telnet and the like on an SE running 6.0.7. It didn't
ship with the OS until System 7.5.
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