>>>>> "RB" == Ruud Baltissen <Ruud.Baltissen@abp.nl> writes: MV> http://www.armory.com/~spectre/cwi/hl/web.html RB> To quote the page: "No SuperCPU, REU, or even SwiftLink/Turbo232 RB> required! All you need is a compatible modem and Unix shell RB> account." RB> I'm a little bit confused by " you need this and that" and "it RB> won't fit in a C=" I heard before so that I almost don't believe RB> what I read. Just the "UNIX shell account" puzzles me. Does this RB> mean you need to hook up your C64 to a LINUX-PC (or whatever) RB> first? Yup, or whatever. You need to connect to a unix machine with an internet connection. On that machine you run a perl proxy that translates HTML and images to something that HyperLink understands (linkscript iirc). RB> Until now TCP/IP stack, ppp, SLIP etc. are all software items. The RB> phrase "a C= has not enough memory" I don't accept because you can RB> expand any C= with memory in one or another way (REU, GeosRAM, RB> 64KB-memory expansion or even self made hacks). But expansion memory isn't always suitable -- it's not directly addressable, and slow to work with. Paging in a 256-byte buffer from a REU costs almost 300 cycles, and a single IP packet can be much larger than that. RB> The main question is: is a C= _fast_ enough? Barely. Take a look at LUnix, it has a working TCP/IP stack and doesn't need an accelerator. For simple text-based protocols such as SMTP/POP or irc, it does work. -- ___ . . . . . + . . o _|___|_ + . + . + . . Per Olofsson, konstnär o-o . . . o + MagerValp@cling.gu.se - + + . http://www.cling.gu.se/~cl3polof/ - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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