William Levak wrote: > > On Thu, 20 Jul 2000 email@example.com wrote: > > Mac's with a 56K appletalk connection regularly communicate on ethernets > with an adapter box. A commodore connection would not be much different > as hardware goes. On the other hand, Mac's have the appletalk > communication protocol built into the operating system. and also in the hardware, it is part of the serial communications chip's job... anyone research that? Macs have had appletalk since the Mac 128, it might be viable and cheap.... Maybe not for the current v.58+ appletalk protocol but a more earlier version. > Serial printers with speeds as low as 9600K with absolutely no network > communication capabilities also communicate on ethernets. In this case, > all the network hardware and software is in the adapter box. These > adapter boxes are usually configured and operated remotely. The printer > sees only it's normal serial communication. These, however, do not > usually do file sharing. Those adapter boxes run in the $100-$300 range... we use them at work. Also serial printers are not too communicative on a network, most of the time they just listen. -- 01000011 01001111 01001101 01001101 01001111 01000100 01001111 01010010 01000101 Larry Anderson - Sysop of Silicon Realms BBS (209) 754-1363 300-14.4k bps Classic Commodore pages at: http://www.jps.net/foxnhare/commodore.html 01000011 01001111 01001101 01010000 01010101 01010100 01000101 01010010 01010011 - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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