Please don't refer to models I don't recognize ... I'm a linear thinker when
I'm trying to solve a small highly localized problem. Right now I'm looking
to solve the problem with the Performa 630CD (I went out and bought another of
them since this afternoon, though I had to pay $5 for this one, and it works,
too.) since I have a little hands-on time with those.
Now we've got Localtalk and Appletalk ... What are they and which is which?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ryan Underwood" <nemesis-lists(a)icequake.net>
Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2002 8:22 PM
Subject: Re: APPLEVISION Monitor
> One thing that I've wondered is how one gets an old MAC to talk on the
> Ethernet when it's a mixed environment with Netware and Windows NT
> know Netware has a provision for MAC namespace,
but I've only seen one
> ethernet-capable MAC, which leaves me wondering how folks who use MACs
What do you know about that?
For Localtalk Macs, you have a few choices.
1) Some models, like the SE/30, had internal slots in which an Ethernet
could be installed. These are, however, rare and
2) There are ethernet adapters available that hang off the SCSI port. These
are quite proprietary, and can be hard to find software for.
3) You can use a Mac running Localtalk Gateway software for a router.
that Mac must have a localtalk and ethernet
4) You can buy standalone boxes like the Shiva Fastpath that handle routing
Localtalk to Ethertalk. These generally work rather well, and can be found
cheaply on Ebay. I use a Fastpath 5 for my Mac network, and it's not failed
me. Locating and configuring the software is the biggest hurdle; I've
an archive of information at
Ryan Underwood, <nemesis at icequake.net>, icq=10317253