MacJunky wrote:Pretty sure I recall reading that Apple ditched Appletalk in 10.6. I might be mistaken though.
luddite wrote:aren't filesharing protocols essentially standards? Isn't this a bit like breaking ftp or http?
porter wrote:The difference is that ftp and http are international standards and not tied to any one vendor. The AppleTalk protocols are all, funnily enough, defined by Apple.
luddite wrote:porter wrote:The difference is that ftp and http are international standards and not tied to any one vendor. The AppleTalk protocols are all, funnily enough, defined by Apple.
Well, I get that part... just wondering if there's actually a pragmatic reason for breaking it (like they need the ports for something else) or if it's just a matter of forcing hardware upgrades.
Mac128 wrote:What about this method? It requires an intermediary, so I guess now, the intermediary has to be an 10.5.x or less?
napabar wrote:The downside of FTP...
4seasonphoto wrote:In a pinch, Snow Leopard still supports 1.44 megabyte USB floppy drives. Just thought I'd mention it.
phreakout wrote:Leo Laporte, The Tech Guy, stated on this past weekend's episode that OSX code named "Snow Leopard" is the watershed for PowerPC-based Macs. It is the only version that you'll need an Intel Mac to run. This also includes dropping AppleTalk, as it is old and outdated.
73s de Phreakout.
napabar wrote:The downside of FTP is it's not disk/GUI based sharing. You can't mount and run apps off of it like AppleShare.
Anonymous Freak wrote:napabar wrote:The downside of FTP is it's not disk/GUI based sharing. You can't mount and run apps off of it like AppleShare.
I'm presently connecting to a 10.5-running PPC server from my 10.6-running Intel laptop via FTP. (Go -> Connect to Server -> Typed in "ftp://MacServer.local") It mounted the root of the server as a new network share "/" on my desktop. I can browse it exactly the same as an AFP-connected share. (Although it is much slower.)
And I just launched AppleWorks 6 over the FTP connection. (Yup, AppleWorks 6, a PPC-only app.) When I double-clicked the icon, I got a warning "The application "AppleWorks 6" is on an FTP server. Are you sure you want to open "AppleWorks 6"? Applications may not run or may run very slowly when opened from an FTP server."
Update: AppleWorks refused to load. I did successfully load TextEdit, RealPlayer, and Sound Studio though. (TextEdit the 10.5-shipped Universal binary, RealPlayer 10, a Universal binary, and Sound Studio, a PPC-only app.)
napabar wrote:I was referring to Classic Macs not being able to run apps off an FTP share.
Mac128 wrote:napabar wrote:I was referring to Classic Macs not being able to run apps off an FTP share.
Which reminds me. I need to check Sheepshaver's compatibility before I upgrade to Snow Leopard to ensure I can stilltransfer directly from OS X to my 128K.
Using MacTerminal, while slow is actually pretty easy. What surprises me is that Apple never updated MacTerminal to represent the files graphically. For all practical purposes it works like any terminal software, or FTP – files are represented by a directory list. Odd considering that Apple could have really set themselves apart from the crowd. Auto connection would have been helpful too, so one doesn't have to manually choose send and receive (though I understand why that was the case with a 400K disk-based system.
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