[Coco] drivewire suggestions
goosey at virgo.sdc.org
Sat Jul 17 18:54:10 EDT 2010
On Sat, Jul 17, 2010 at 08:33:30AM -0400, Steven Hirsch wrote:
> Are you sure your Performa doesn't have ethernet built-in? On some of the
> earlier models they had a "mini AUI" connector on the rear panel. A
> number of companies made adapters to convert this to RJ45.
Unfortunately, yes, I'm sure. ;-) Actually, I have an AAUI
transciever in my box o' ethernet parts. Some companies just can't
*stand* open standards, can they?
>You also have the alternative of a localtalk<-->ethernet bridge,
I'd prefer real ethernet. Besides, the proper ethernet card is cheap
(esp. the AAUI only Apple card). I'm just horribly broke. :-(
>Macs (and the IIGS) used a Zilog SCC serial chip and spoke
>localtalk from the printer and/or modem ports.
Yep. Localtalk is pretty cool. Tandylink was the same thing for the
Model 4 and the T1000, except twice as fast.
> There are many flavors of Apple disk images. Most are sector dumps. The
> low-level nibble dumps were for copy-protected games and were not common
That's good. A DW server wouldn't have to go through lots of hoops to
read them, and presumably most Apple II stuff would work just being
sent the sectors.
Willard Goosey goosey at sdc.org
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