[A]nswer connecting 2 tcp/ip users !

Ko Stoel (ko@komac.knoware.nl)
Fri, 23 Dec 1994 06:59:35 -0500


Sorry for this 3rd posting (can, cannot , ..can)
Still this can be off use; Hack it, use it, the way you think fit :)

Q: CAN I CONNECT USING tcp/ip TO ANOTHER Mac WITHOUT INTERNET ACCESS?
A: programs that use tcp/ip or udp/ip don't need nescessarily access to the
internet . For instance 2 Versaterm PRO telnet users can connect
1. via modem or
2. directly via serial ports by using their respective ip client software
ie slip /ppp, no server involved here.
3. In case of 2 Mac's in a localtalk network you can also use localtalk
under the MacTCP panel. If you have no IP number just invent one for each
participant .

Problem solved;

No extension needed

(..Connecting 2 Mac's over localtalk to videophone my wife upstairs..)

Finally someone helped me out! Thanks Robin

rdhw@cam.ac.uk (Robin Walker) wrote
>> >It would be helpful if you could say what is going wrong.
>>
>> Macping cannot find the other mac in the localtalk network
>>
>> >It should work.

YES YES IT WORKS

History (as you'v heard more) :)

I was misled by wrong and old information Hmmm....

1. I didn't know system 7.5 has "ip encapsulation in Appletalk" build in
2. I tested MacPING and thought the other side automatically responded to a
ping, wrong you need a PINGER on each of the 2 systems. I stopped from
there on experimenting further
3. I thought you could only do dynamic IP addressing , wrong

Well I know now :)

Talk works, Ping works , CU-SeeMe works (what is she DOING there???)

CU-SeeMe Mac 7.0b14 sound-only drops connection after a while?? ; 've to
experiment on that...

Now I have to inform other people ...

Regards & CU

Ko Stoel
V2S
Holland

for info on CU-SeeMe
ftp://gated.cornell.edu/pub/video/
http://www.indstate.edu/CU-SeeMe/