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Open Transport 1.0 Woes

Open Transport 1.0 Woes -- Orren Merton <orrenm@darkling.com> writes:

Open Transport, Apple Computer's highly-touted new networking system (currently only available on the new Power Mac 9500s - version 1.1 will reportedly appear this fall for the rest of the Mac line), in its current form does not allow for stable, consistent PPP connections. Apple has released a patch for Open Transport that supposedly improves SLIP and PPP reliability, and MacPPP 2.2 is supposedly more Open Transport-friendly than other versions, but these fixes do not work for everyone. Hopefully, enterprising freeware and shareware programmers can work with Apple to make programs work better with Open Transport, and to make Open Transport's MacTCP emulation work better with existing applications. It is also noteworthy that in my personal experience, the most Open Transport-friendly program has been John Norstad's NewsWatcher 2.0b27.

ftp://ftp.tidbits.com//pub/tidbits/tisk/tcp/ mac-ppp-22.hqx
ftp://ftp.support.apple.com//pub/apple_sw_ updates/US/mac/n_c/other_n_c_sw/Open_ Transport_1.0.1_patch.hqx

 

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