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Powerbook 540c Resurrection


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I just made myself a ‘printer cable’ (crossover cable) with Mini-DIN8 plugs and 3m of nine-wire cable. I was delighted when it worked - my Powerbook G3 Wallstreet (9.2.1) and my Powerbook 100 (7.1) can now see each other, and read each other’s files!

I must admit, I was baffled by how I shared just one folder on each, yet the entire hard drive was available to browse on the other, and even any other connected drives. But that seems familiar, I think I remember similar ‘accidental total access’ across a school Phonenet network, about 30 years ago.
If you connect as a guest then it only makes available the folders you’ve shared.


that is totally cool! nice job on the homemade crossover cable. I have been diving into rascsi - I have 2 of them: 1 connected to my 520 and another connected to a Classic II. In addition to emulating multiple scsi devices, the raspberry pi's also emulate a daynaport scsi2ethernet adapter....and wifi, for that matter, which provides network connectivity through the scsi port. And since the raspberry pi's are running linux, they can run netatalk which is an apple file sharing server for linux. This works really well, allowing the macs to share files through the pi's shared folders.