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  1. Rather than posting randomly in the "what did you do to your mac today" thread, I thought I'd make a separate thread for this project in here. Hope it's in the right place and people find it interesting and want to throw ideas at me. The plan/project is to write a userland AppleTalk stack aimed at UNIX-like OSes that prioritises talking to vintage macs, especially from the 68k era. Netatalk no longer bothers with DDP, and AppleTalk in-kernel support in operating systems will, at some point, go away, probably rather sooner than later. It is being written in Go, partly because it's the main programming language currently in my short-term memory and partly because channels are useful. The other important theme here is that I want to write this prioritising code clarity and readability rather than performance. I've often been trying to work out how to interact with a device and looked at the sample code, and then I have two problems rather than one, the second being to understand the sample code. I'd prefer that not to be the case for this. Due to the terms of my employment, I can't release any code until I get the project signed off (sigh), but code *will* be coming. At the moment, you're not missing much anyway, honestly. Also, updates to this will be very sporadic for various life and health reasons. State of affairs as of mid-December 2019: I've implemented a slightly hacky Localtalk over UDP multi/broadcast thing for minivmac, using most of the same code as the existing LToE code. I think this is more flexible for reasons I am happy to go into if anyone wants me to, but is mostly for my own dev convenience. There is actually a bug in minivmac, even using LToE, that prevents duplicate address detection working. The chances of anyone hitting this in the wild are fairly remote, but I think I've fixed it and I'll submit a patch when I can. I have the ability to send and receive LLAP packets over an LToUDP network and parse them. The "physical" layer and the LLAP layer are separate, so in theory it ought to be possible to swap out LToUDP for LToE or "real" localtalk later. I have the ability to acquire a network address on this network and participate in the duplicate address detection protocol with a virtual network of minivmac instances. I can parse short-header DDP packets, but if I want to send any I have to craft them by hand.
  2. Hi folks, I have an SE and an SE/30 and I want to use peer-to-peer AppleTalk (printer port to printer port) for file sharing.... should be simple and I think I did everything I'm supposed to do, but no luck yet. The SE/30 has system 7.1 (and/or 6.0.8) and the SE has 6.0.8. I have file-sharing turned on and Guest user access etc. But when the SE Chooser comes up and I select, AppleTalk, there are no File Servers listed to choose from. Not sure how to troublehshoot further (other than replace the cable?) Also wondering if there is a step-by-step guide for simple file sharing....
  3. I've had several PhoneNet adapters in my collection for many years but never used them since my SE/30 has an Ethernet card. But today I was thinking about multiplayer games like MazeWars which might be fun for myself and my two kids. I have a Mac 512k (64k ROMs) and a PhoneNet adapter for it (including terminating resistor), and I also have two Farallon PhoneNet adapters with round connectors for use with more modern Compact Macs like the SE/30 shown here: I am running System 6.0.8 and System 7.1 and 7.5.5 on my two SE/30's, and I have pre-System6 operating systems on floppies for my Mac512 (again, which has the original 64k ROMs, not the newer 128k ROMs of the Mac 512kE or Plus). Since I've never used PhoneNet before, I have the following questions: 1. Can one even play games like MazeWars across different Macs and operating systems? (A Mac 512k is quite different from an SE/30 in terms of floppy disk drive capacity, ROM, RAM and OS compatibility.) 2. What specific software must I have installed on System 6.0.8, System 7.1 and pre-System6 Macs? And, is there a minimum System version for this to work? (Is use of a 400k boot floppy out of the question?) 3. Can I use regular telephone wire? (The kind of wire you'd use to connect a wired phone to a wall socket?) 4. Say I have my Mac512 and both SE/30's all connected via the PhoneNet adapters, and say I have all the required software installed. Now let's say I sit down at the Mac512. I assume I will see both SE/30's in the Chooser? And do I select both SE/30's in the Chooser to start networking with them? 5. Will this LocalTalk setup work with pretty much any multi-player networked Mac game? Thanks. P.S. Yes, I am aware of the Definitive Guide to Networking, but it doesn't answer my questions specifically. Indeed, answers to my questions above may become the new definitive guide since they don't seem to be answered briefly and specifically elsewhere.
  4. Greetings. I'm just starting to learn about classic macs, so bear with me. I have a Mac SE with SuperDrive, a PowerBook G3 Lombard with USB, and a modern MacMini. I'd like to download files from the internet on my MacMini (running High Sierra) to my Mac SE. I get that my Mini can't write in the HFS format. What if I use my G3 as a bridge? Could I transfer images from my Mini to my G3 (Mac OS 9.0), to my SE (System 6.08) via AppleTalk? Any advice would be appreciated.
  5. WilyWerewolf

    68KMLA AppleTalk Network

    Good Evening all, I stumbled upon This Page that talked about being able to connect to the 68KMLA AppleTalk Network, I've installed the extension and whatnot but it seems as though the credentials location might have changed. According to the article these are assigned to users of the site and are located in the profile page, I see on the forums that the forum software was recently updated so I'm wondering if that functionality still exists or not....is anyone else able to connect?
  6. fimbulvetr

    appletalk divide by zero error

    I recently picked up a PB Wallstreet II (System 9.2.2) to use as a bridge computer with my SE/30, SE, and Classic II (all System 7.0.1). When I hook up the PB to my AppleTalk network, the PB can see and mount the compact macs with no problems. I can move files back and forth from the PB, access programs on the compact macs, etc. However, when I try to connect from one of the compact macs to the PB, while they can see the PB on the network as soon as I try to mount the PB the compact macs get a divide by zero error and reboot. Is there any way to get the compact macs to connect to the PB, or is this a lost cause?
  7. I have a Yikes! G4 that has two hard drives installed, one has OS 9.2 and the other has OS 8.6. I am using built in ethernet to access a small LAN via Appleshare in the Chooser. When I use the drive with OS 9.2 installed as the startup drive, I have no problems seeing all of the other classic OS computers on the network, and I can access their data. When I start up in OS 8.6, I can only see 1 other computer (which is running OS 9.2) and I can't access it. Trying to sign in brings up a status bar which spins for a while, and then tells me that "No response from server. Please try again." I can sometimes get in through the Network Browser via the IP addresses, but it's glitchy, and not real practical because we use DHCP and the IP addresses change every time we re-start our computers. Now I am pretty sure there are no hardware issues because everything works beautifully when I have booted up in OS 9.2, and when I am booted up in OS 8.6, the information in my TCP/IP panel comes up the way it should, getting an address via DHCP the way it should. I have checked all of my settings, making sure Appletalk is turned on, and that TCP/IP was set up correctly. I've tried doing a clean install, using the original Apple Software CD that came with the computer. Someone suggested swiping the OS 9 ethernet extensions and replacing them in OS 8.6, and that just froze my computer. I am stumped as to why I can't access the other networked volumes, when I have 3 beige G3 PowerMacs (OS 8.6) and a Sawtooth G4 (OS 9.2.2) that can see and access each other access the network. Does anyone know how I can solve this problem? I really need the G4 Yikes! to function on 8.6, because I need 8.6 AND USB to solve a problem we have here.
  8. As a solution to not being able to use my floppyemu in HD20 mode to transfer large files and whatnot from my modern PC to my SE/30, I picked up a bunch of PhoneNet AppleTalk adaptors and networked my SE/30, SE, and Classic II together. I connected the floppyemu to the SE, and it works great! Now I'm wondering, what else can I use my new network for besides moving files around? Any networked games worth checking out? Anything else?
  9. napabar

    Apple Watch to Mac 512Ke

    Check out my latest video. I successfully got an Apple Watch and a Mac 512Ke to share files!