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The Definitive Guide to Connecting your SE/30

Mk.558

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Fancy. Glad you got it worked out.

Edit: The Guide does not cover SAMBA because that's not really a Mac specific protocol that can be worked about with the older machines we're focused on, so I can't include it in the Guide. I like how you got it working though, op success!

 
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Von

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Fancy. Glad you got it worked out.

Edit: The Guide does not cover SAMBA because that's not really a Mac specific protocol that can be worked about with the older machines we're focused on, so I can't include it in the Guide. I like how you got it working though, op success!
Makes sense.

If I were a judge at the InterWebs Olympics, I'd give that article a 10.  It is one of the best infonuggets I have come across.

 

SE30_Neal

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I never managed to get my se/30 to share with my OS 10.3.9 iMac rev b without using a bridge machine. I used a os8.6 5200cd which managed to see both my se/30 and imac although cool and most useful for large transfers I actually prefer using zip disks between machines its somehow more satisfying if slow lol

 

NathanHill

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Your page is such a great resource.

I really appreciate the benchmarking info around file transfers on the More page, because I am waffling around on options to connect my SE/30 (currently without an ethernet card) for file sharing and/or internet.

Do I spring at least for an ethernet card or the SCSI/ethernet kinds of options? Looks like $100 if not more if I am patient.

Do I stick with my current setup of a direct connection via AppleTalk to a Color Classic or use the Classic or a PowerMac 5215CD as a bridge? Very slow but... free.

So, thanks! You give me more to read and think about.

 
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Mk.558

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Of course.

I would recommend an Ethernet PDS card. You can try looking for IIsi cards, they're the same bus and type. If I remember right you can also try checking some mailing lists. Ask around -- the 030 PDS cards are around, although eBay is a bit barren on them at the moment. I'd prefer Farallon cards, they usually have built-in RJ45 jacks, so you won't need an AUI - RJ45 adapter.

In other news I've thought about doing another semi-minor update: by which all external links will link to local backup copies of the webpages, aside from download centers like Apple's Older Software List. The only issue of note that has been pointed out is that "AFP Bridge" is not only inaccurate, it's confusing. Other than that I've not heard about about any desired additions, corrections or modifications.

 

rieSha.

Active member
Crutch,
Whenever you are at the SE/30: are you able to choose a .AIF file on the SE/30, transfer it to the Mojave computer, then send it back to the SE/30 and still be able to play it?
I might perhaps just have a bad FTP configuration.


No need for binhexing (this is an ASCII wrapper that’s meant for email transport of Mac binary files, as email isn’t binary safe), "Macbinary" is enough and saves you ~30% transfer time, as it is efficient. You can do this on the macOS commandline, too "macbinary".

If Macbinary files are destroyed during FTP transport, check whether you have enabled "binary transfer mode" in your FTP client. Some default to ASCII, which is nearly never useful.

I transfer quite a bunch of stuff backward and forward the SE/30 and it doesn’t destroy data.

 

Crutch

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(Waking up sleeping thread) great point. I knew macbinary would work but didn’t know I could do it from the command line without bringing up MiniVMac. Thanks! Good tip. 

 
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