[Color Computer] Re:[coco] www on coco
jdaggett at gate.net
jdaggett at gate.net
Thu Nov 9 18:27:46 EST 2006
In my case I do not need the PPP layer. All I need is TCP/IP. My router and
firewall does PPPoE already and all I need to do is connect to the router DHCP
server to communicate to the internet.
It would be prudent to allow any COCO TCP/IP stack to obtain the IP address via
a DHCP server.
On 9 Nov 2006 at 13:08, L. Curtis Boyle wrote:
> On Thu, 09 Nov 2006 12:21:41 -0600, Tad Burnett <tburnett at vermontel.net>
> > Can you find an ISP that will talk to you using the slow baud and packet
> > size...
> > Are you willing to pay long distance charges
> > to reach it...
> > How about the idea of using a PC at your location to serve as a link
> > between
> > a DSL internet and a CoCo ..
> > PC could also be used as a mass storage device to connect to a plane Jane
> > CoCo through the tape drive port...
> > Instead of hard ware changes to the CoCo that only a few would try
> > software could be written and shared by many....
> > Tad
> That's not a bad idea, although I am suprised that one would need long
> distance to contact a modem based ISP... here in Canada, pretty well all
> ISP's have both (especially for rural areas, where you can't get
> I know Mark's Superboard is supposed to have a TCP/IP hardware chip on
> it that handles the packet handling, so that would make things much easier
> (I believe it even includes the outside PPP layer as well), as well as
> some of the protocols within TCP/IP (FTP, etc.), but that would only
> appeal to the hardcore hackers who don't mind soldering inside of their
> machines (I would have to get someone to do that for me... my soldering
> skills suck).
> The only problem with hosting on a local PC is that one would have to
> make it cross platform to cover all of the Coco users who also have a
> "main" PC... you would have to write for Windows, Linux and OS X.
> The other thing is that since Contiki is on a C-64 (an inferior
> machine to a Coco 3), and they did it, is that there is the challenge of
> getting it to work on a Coco... which is the reason a lot of us did a lot
> of the stuff for the Coco and OS9 over the last 2 decades.
> L. Curtis Boyle
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