Hi guys... my two cents worth on the topic... Some of you may know about my 64HDD project... the next on the list is USB64 which would hope to add such features.... http://pages.hotbot.com/family/coplin/c64-proj.html The concept I propose adopting is that the PC which hosts the software/hardware is responsible for everything allowing standard DOS networking drivers to do all the work... The CBM machine knows (or cares) nothing about this unless it needs to... other ethernet machines send/receive data from the "USB64" box without the CBM doing anything (all done in the PC box)... when the CBM needs data it gets it via the IEC serial link using by openning a channel and using get# (or put# to send....) The USB64 box can handle responses to being Pinged etc.... and hold-off other internet requests until the CBM has chosen to communicate.... Anyway... all theory at the moment.... but in my way of thinking it would save a lot of trouble on the CBM interfacing and protocol support.... it also means any Ethernet card with a DOS driver would work. - Nick > -----Original Message----- > From: Richard Atkinson [SMTP:Richard.Atkinson@cl.cam.ac.uk] > Sent: Thursday, 20 July 2000 21:44 > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: Ethernet > > Anyone following comp.sys.cbm will have seen a recent thread on Commodore > networking. Some jumped up little American sysadmin has started making a > lot of noise about the idea of Ethernet on a CBM machine, as well as being > rather rude about certain peoples' software. Anyway, hysterics aside, what > do cbm-hackers think about the viability of native Ethernet on the C64? > I've often thought of an NE2000 - C64 adapter much like my Soundblaster > adapter design, but I've always been put off by the sheer quantity of > protocol required by TCP/IP and the fact that a machine running at 1MHz is > really going to have a hard time keeping up with Ethernet data coming in > at 10Mbit/s. > > What do other people think of this? The only way I can possibly see it > working is by running the NE2000 with an REU, so you can use the DMA > controller to handle the NE2000's DMA requests (with a little bit of > software to set up the transactions). Even then you still have the > possibility of Ethernet data coming in far quicker than the C64 can > process it. > > Any thoughts? > > > Richard > > - > This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. > To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail > email@example.com. ---------------------------------------------------------------- PLEASE TAKE NOTE: The contents of this email (including any attachments) may be privileged and confidential. Any unauthorised use of the contents is expressly prohibited. If you have received this email in error, please advise us immediately (you can contact us by telephone on +61 8 9441 2311 by reverse charge) and then permanently delete this email together with any attachments. We appreciate your cooperation. Whilst Orbital endeavours to take reasonable care to ensure that this email and any attachments are free from viruses or other defects, Orbital does not represent or warrant that such are free from computer viruses or other defects. (C) 2000: Orbital Engine Company (Australia) Pty Ltd and its affiliates - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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