Dookie wrote:TI'm running 7.0 on the SE/30, but also have a 7.5 System... I do not have 7.6, but have 8, 8.5, and 9. Will an intermediate machine running 8 or 9 work in lieu of a 7.6 machine?
Apparently, no one took time to completely read through the information I posted above in this thread, otherwise you would be up and running now. Therefore, I will spell it out more clearly for you...
First of all, you said you have an SE/30. You therefore cannot use 7.6.1. or 8.1 at all unless you have a non-stock ROM (such as I do in my SE/30). But even with a IIfx or IIsi ROM, you cannot run anything higher than OS 8.1. My SE/30 with IIsi ROM has System 6.0.8, System 7.1, 7.5.5, 7.6.1 and 8.1 running (selectable via System Picker).
Next, you can use an intermediary OS 9 machine like I do, which is a G4 Cube. However, I prefer to connect to my Cube and other modern Macs when they are booted into OS X, which is the only thing you can do on an Intel Mac. And honestly, once you setup the OS X Mac and the SE/30 properly, you don't need an intermediary Mac and you will find that it is actually much less troublesome to NOT use one.
Now with this in mind...1)
I applied the TCPQuantum hack
on my OS X machine, as follows:
1) System Preferences > Sharing > Stop "Personal File Sharing"
2) Launched Terminal
3) Pasted in this: sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.AppleFileServer TCPQuantum -int 327680
4) Saw that my "write" command was successful (as evidenced by no errors appearing in Terminal).
5) Re-enabled Personal File Sharing
(You can also use PlistEdit Pro to do this, or just use PlistEdit Pro to verify that "327680" was in fact written into that file via those Terminal commands.)
With this TCPQuantum hack in place on my OS 10.4.10 machine, I was pleasantly surprised to see that I could connect to my OS X Mac from the SE/30 (under OS 8.1) without ShareWay IP Personal running, and I was able to copy over many megabytes of data without any disconnects! I could take entire disk partitions on my SE/30, drag them over to my OS X machine's HD and the entire partition would be backed up -- something I couldn't do without disconnects before. So this TCPQuantum hack is outstanding indeed and a must for any SE/30 running OS 8.1 to connect reliably to a Tiger Mac (or higher).
This TCPQuantum change does not enable the OS X machine to initiate connections to the SE/30 . To do accomplish that, read on...2)
I took time to install Open Transport 1.3
under all my System 7 OS's on my SE/30 -- this is an important step! 3)
I found that the AppleShare extension
used in all my System 7.x System Folders was version 3.6.4
. The existence of that older extension was resulting in an incompatible AFP error dialog on my SE/30, and is also why I could not display the "Server IP Address..." button in the Chooser. Updating that extension to version 3.7.4
(the same version of the extension as is used in any OS 8.1 System Folder) fixes both problems in System 7.x. The AFP error is now gone and I can see the "Server IP Address..." button in the Chooser. (By the way, the Chooser version I use on my SE/30 is 7.6.1.) 4)
Under System 7.1
, if I open the Chooser and then click AppleShare, I can connect to my OS 10.4
G4 Cube. But if I then drag my SE/30's 1.4GB hard disk partition over to my mounted Cube's shared hard drive icon, file copy will start but then will lock up less than 10 seconds later. (The manner of the lock-up is such that the current filename being copied, as shown in the Copy dialog, flickers on/off rapidly forever.) And this is after I did the TCPquantum hack to my Cube. I then unmounted my Cube's hard drive and restart into System 7.1 I opened the Chooser, this time clicking on the "Server IP Address..." button and typing in my G4 Cube's IP address manually. I can connect just like I did before. But I get the same lockup when I drag my SE/30's 1.4GB hard drive partition to my mounted Cube's drive. It locks up in less than 10 seconds. 5)
I repeated the above two steps in System 7.5.5
. Files copied over just fine via AFP. No lockups whatsoever. Works just like OS 8.1 if AppleShare 3.7.4
is used. 6)
I then repeated Step-1 and Step-2 above in 7.6.1
. Files now copy over just fine via AFP. No lockups whatsoever. Works just like OS 8.1 if AppleShare 3.7.4 is used. Conclusions
System 7.1 won't allow reliable file copying from an SE/30 to an OS 10.4 machine, regardless of the AppleShare version used or if IP connections are used. It's clear that 7.5.5, 7.6.1 and OS 8.1 have something that 7.1 does in regards to networking. This is interesting because I installed OT 1.3 on System 7.1, and I updated AppleShare to 3.7.4. Even so, I get errors when writing to my OS 10.4 machine across the network. If someone can figure out a way to get 7.1 to copy from an SE/30 to an OS 10.4 Mac, due tell!2)
Reliable file copies to an OS 10.4 machine can be done running System 7.5.5 or System 7.6.1 or OS 8.1 along side OT 1.3 and AppleShare 3.7.4 on an SE/30. You do not need any intermediary Mac to accomplish this.