AppleShare Via IP for the Rest of Us
Open Door Networks today shipped ShareWay IP Gateway, a program that enables an AppleShare-compatible server to provide file sharing over the Internet. Instead of using FTP, people who use Macs running the AppleShare Client Chooser extension 3.7 or later (included with Mac OS 8) can mount remote AppleShare servers over the Internet just as though the server were on a local AppleTalk network. The beauty of ShareWay IP is that it provides one of the most attractive features of Apple’s expensive AppleShare IP 5.0 for far less money. ShareWay IP comes in two versions, the $189 Standard Edition ($119 educational) and the $59 Personal Edition ($49 educational). The Standard Edition can run on any Mac on the same AppleTalk network as the server (including the server) and works with most AppleShare servers. The Personal Edition supports only Personal File Sharing running on the same Mac as ShareWay IP. Both versions require System 7.5.3 or later and Open Transport 1.1.2 or later. Introductory pricing is good through 30-Nov-97 and free evaluation versions are available on Open Door’s Web site.