Information from the early Apple era
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Download System Update 3.0.
How to Network OS 7.1<>OS X:
Filesharing sys 7.1 to OS 10.2
System 6 Heaven - Old Macs in an OS X environment
SharePoints (v3.2, Mac OS X 10.2 and higher) (v2.0.6, Mac OS X 10.1.x)
Modern Networking software:
Open Transport Software: (requires 68030 or better.)
Open Transport 1.1.2, installed after Open Transport 1.1
OT/PPP 1.0, installed after Open Transport 1.1.2.
Classic Networking software:|
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2002 11:01:22 -0500 Subject: Re: Filesharing sys 7.1 to OS 10.2 Success!!!!!!! From: Bob Johnson To; <email@example.com> (Vintage Macs) I finally found the key to this problem after trying the freeware osX program SharePoints, which allows you to manage the file sharing properties in osX with a GUI instead of through unix config files or the cryptic osX NetInfo Manager. The problem was on the osX side all along. What it boils down to is that the AppleFileServer subsystem in osX must be configured to use AppleTalk. The SharePoints program makes this easy. Just click on the box that says 'Use AppleTalk'. It can also be enabled through the NetInfo Manager, but that utility is pretty cryptic. Go to / , then config, then AppleFileServer. Scroll down through the list of properties until you find use_appletalk. Using the New Value and Delete Value items in the Directory menu, change the 0 value to a 1. It's a lot easier (and probably safer) to just use SharePoints to do this. Somewhere on the disk is the actual unix configuration file the that is being edited, but I haven't found it yet. Note that this is in addition to enabling "Make AppleTalk Active" via the Network system preferences pane. "Making AppleTalk Active" here without setting "use_appletalk" as described above allows the osX machine to connect to the classic system, but not vice versa. Setting "use_appletalk" without "Making AppleTalk Active" seemed to crash the AppleFileServer subsystem. SharePoints made it easy to restart that. Bottom line? Get SharePoints. While you can get by without it, it makes it much easier to set up sharing under osX, especially with older systems. SharePoints can be downloaded from <www.hornware.com>. For the record, the network software on the Mac IIsi was that installed by a basic clean install of system 7.1 --> Extensions: Appleshare 7.1 Ether Talk Phase 2 2.3.1 Ether Talk Prep 1.0.2 File Sharing Extension 7.1 Network Extension 7.1 Control Panels: File Sharing Monitor 7.1 Network 2.3.3 Sharing Setup 7.1 Users & Groups 7.1 Thanks to all who participated in this quest. Hope this is helpful to others. Bob (Bob adds) ".... add a caution to discourage doing this via the NetInfo Manager unless they really know what they are doing."