Yes, Open Transport 1.1b16 is available to the public

U2 (U2@apple.com)
Mon, 26 Feb 96 12:47:58 -0500


For those of you who didn't believe me. . . . .

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OT 1.1b16
OT 1.1b16-1of4.sea
OT 1.1b16-2of4.sea
OT 1.1b16-3of4.sea
OT 1.1b16-4of4.sea
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OT 1.1b16-SW LICENSE AGREEMENT

Name: Open Transport
Version: 1.1b16
Released: February 22, 1996
Description: Please refer to the Read
Me below for more information.

The software posted here is available in two formats (disk images and "Net
Install"):

1. Four self-extracting archives of Disk Copy 1440K disk images. To use,
download, double-click the downloaded file (this decompresses it), and use
Disk Copy to create the disks. Disk Copy can be found in the Utilities
folder
posted here.

Name as Posted Actual Disk Name
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OT 1.1b16-1of4.sea Install 1.image
OT 1.1b16-2of4.sea Install 2.image
OT 1.1b16-3of4.sea Install 3.image
OT 1.1b16-4of4.sea Install 4.image

2. A complete "Net Install". It includes all software from all four OT
1.1b16 disk images. This posting is provided as a convenience for those
customers who:
- want to download just one file.
- want a pre-configured "Net Install" to place on their hard drive or on a
server.

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PLEASE NOTE:
You do not need to download the "Net Install" if you have already
downloaded
the four separate disk images of OT 1.1b16.
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Disk Copy can be found in the Utilities folder posted here.

>From the Read Me in this archive:

Open Transport 1.1b16 Read Me

Important Before you install Open Transport 1.1b16, read the section
titled
"Known Incompatibilities and Limitations" to find out if Open Transport
1.1b16
has known problems running on your computer.

Introduction

As a final step before general release of Open Transport 1.1, Apple is
making
version 1.1b16 of Open Transport available to provide customers a chance
to
preview the features, enhancements, and updates provided in the upcoming
release of the finished version of Open Transport 1.1. Since late 1995,
Open
Transport 1.1 has been tested by progressively larger audiences. Testing
versions of Open Transport are now being used by hundreds of customers
and Mac
OS developers. Apple's customers and software developers confirm that Open
Transport 1.1 has made steady progress towards its goals for features,
performance, and compatibility.

License Agreement

This release of Open Transport is subject to the terms and conditions of
the
License Agreement that accompanies the software in the file "LICENSE." By
downloading the software you agree to abide by the terms and conditions
of the
License Agreement.

Warnings and Information About Beta Software

Open Transport 1.1b16 is "beta software" -- that is, it is not the
finished
version of Open Transport 1.1.

This software is being provided for test purposes and does not come with
Apple
technical support. Do not call Apple Technical support or the Apple
Assistance
Center with questions, comments, or problem reports about Open Transport
1.1b16.

Open Transport 1.1b16 is provided on an as-is basis. It is not warranted
to be
complete or free from bugs or errors. Open Transport 1.1b16 may cause
problems
with your Mac OS computer and with other software you have installed.
These
problems may require you to reinstall the Mac OS System Software from your
original floppy disks or CD-ROM disc.

If you want to provide Apple with feedback about Open Transport 1.1b16,
send
electronic mail to: OTBeta@seeding.apple.com. Apple does not guarantee any
response to messages you send to this address, and does not provide
technical
support for Open Transport 1.1b16 through this or any other medium or
channel.

Before you install Open Transport 1.1b16

o Read the section "Known Incompatibilities and Limitations" below to make
sure Open Transport 1.1b16 will work on your system.
This is beta software and there are some known configurations in which
problems occur.

o Make backup copies of the software and documents on your hard drive
(especially your System Folder) before installing this software.

o If you use SLIP or PPP software to access the Internet, verify that your
SLIP or PPP software is compatible with Open Transport before installing
Open
Transport.

o When Open Transport is installed, the Network control panel is replaced
by
the AppleTalk configuration utility program. The MacTCP control panel is
replaced by the TCP/IP configuration utility program. Both AppleTalk and
TCP/IP are located in the Control Panels folder. For simplicity and
consistency, user documentation generally refers to AppleTalk and TCP/IP
as
"control panels" even though technically they are utility programs.

o For Customers with the Power Macintosh 9500, 8500, 7500 or 7200
computers,
Apple Recommends you install the following updates to System 7.5.2. See
the
Read Me that accompanies each patch for additional details. These updates
are
available from ftp.support.apple.com or ftp.info.apple.com: Ethernet
built-in
1.0.2, 7.5.2 Printing Update 1.1, SerialDMA 2.0.2.

oPower Macintosh 9500 users need to update to System Software 7.5.2
version 2.
If you have a Power Macintosh 9500, check to see if "System Enabler 1.1"
or
later is in your System Folder. If you have System Enabler 1.1, you have
System Software 7.5.2 version 2. If you have a Power Macintosh 9500
without
this update, you will need to contact Apple at 1-800-769-2775 ext. 5617 to
obtain the System 7.5.2 Version 2 CD for Power Macintosh 9500. This CD
includes System Enabler 1.1. This update is strongly recommended for all
Power Macintosh 9500 customers.

o For Customers with the Power Macintosh 9500, 8500, 7500 or 7200
computers,
Apple Recommends you download a copy of the Open Transport 1.0.8 to your
hard
disk before updating to Open Transport 1.1b16. This will give you the
software to install the most recent shipping version of Open Transport in
case
you decide to remove the beta.

Open Transport 1.0.8 is available on the Internet at the following
locations:

ftp://ftp.support.apple.com/pub/apple_sw_updates/US/mac/n_c/Open_Transport

ftp://ftptoo.support.apple.com/pub/apple_sw_updates/US/Macintosh/n_c/Open_T
ransport

ftp://ftp.info.apple.com/Apple.Support.Area/Apple_SW_Updates/US/Macintosh/N
etworking_and_Communications/Open_Transport

How to deinstall Open Transport 1.1b16

If you want to remove Open Transport 1.1b16, you can use the Custom Remove
option to deinstall the software from your hard drive. To do this, follow
these steps:

1. Launch the Installer included with Open Transport 1.1b16.

2. From the pop-up menu in the upper-left corner of the Installer window,
change Easy Install to Custom Remove.

3. Click the box next to Open Transport so an X appears in the checkbox.

4. Click on the Remove button. If the installer prompts you to quit
running
open applications, click Continue.

5. After the deinstallation is finished, the Installer will prompt you to
restart the computer, click Restart.

6. On 68k or Nubus PowerPC systems the deinstallation procedure is
completed.

7. On the Power Macintosh 9500, 8500, 7500, 7200 computers you will need
to
reinstall networking software using either the Open Transport 1.0.8
installer
or the System Software that came on your system CD. If you use the system
software that came with your system, perform a custom install of the
network
software.

Network Interface Options

Open Transport 1.1b16 supports PCI bus, NuBus, communications slot, and
PC-card network interface cards as well as built-in LocalTalk and ethernet
network adapters. For Macintosh models without expansion options, Open
Transport 1.1b16 supports SCSI-attached network adapters.

Third party network interface options available for Open Transport include
fast ethernet, ATM, and FDDI.

Compatibility

Open Transport is compatible with:
o existing applications that use AppleTalk as specified by Apple Computer,
Inc.
o existing applications that use MacTCP as specified by Apple Computer,
Inc.
o existing devices (such as printers) that you select in the Chooser
o existing NuBus network interface cards

Open Transport is compatible with existing AppleTalk, TCP/IP LocalTalk and
ethernet networks. Macintosh computers running Open Transport can be
added to
an existing network without upgrading other computers on the network.

Dial-up Network Connectivity

For connectivity to AppleTalk networks, Open Transport supports Apple
Remote
Access version 2.0.1 or later.

For dial-up connectivity to TCP/IP networks, including the Internet, Open
Transport supports third party MacTCP software extensions known as Link
Access
Modules, or "mdevs." Serial Line Interface Protocol (SLIP) and Point to
Point
Protocol (PPP) connectivity are provided through mdevs.

With the appropriate mdev installed, you use either SLIP (Serial Line
Interface Protocol) or PPP (Point to Point Protocol) to connect to
Internet
Service Providers and other dial-up IP-access points. However, not all
versions of all mdevs are supported by Open Transport 1.1b16. For best
results, be sure to use the versions of software recommended below.

Open Transport 1.1b16 recognizes and is compatible with the following
MacTCP
mdevs. When installed on your system, they are available in the "Connect
Via:"
pop-up menu in the TCP/IP control panel:

o FreePPP - version 1.0.4 or later
o MacPPP - version 2.1.4 SD or later (version 2.2.0 is not recommended).
o InterPPP - version 1.2.9 or later
o InterPPP II - version 1.1 or later
o InterSLIP - version 1.0.1 or later
o MacSLIP - version 3.0.2 or later
o VersaTerm SLIP - version 1.1.4 or later
o Sonic PPP - version 1.0.2 or later
o AOL Link - the most current version is recommended

In addition, there are a number of third party PPP mdevs (including Pacer
PPP,
FCR PPP and Tribe PPP) which have a common technology base and as a
result are
indistinguishable from one another to Open Transport. When installed,
these
appear in the "Connect Via:" pop-up menu in the TCP/IP control panel as
"TCP/IP PPP." Other 3rd Party PPP packages which share this technology
base
will also appear as "TCP/IP PPP." in the "Connect Via:" pop-up menu.

Obtaining Connectivity Software

FreePPP is shareware and can be found on a variety of Internet sites;
typically at "info-mac" mirror sites in the comm/tcp/conn directory. A
list of
info-mac mirror sites can currently be found at:
http://www.mcp.com/hayden/iskm/info-mac-mirrors.html

Some sites where FreePPP can be found currently include:
ftp://mirrors.aol.com/pub/info-mac/comm/tcp/conn/
ftp://mirror.apple.com/mirrors/Info-Mac.Archive/comm/tcp/conn/

MacPPP version 2.1.4 is available as a part of the Apple Internet
Connection
Kit. For fax information in the US, contact Apple Computer Inc., at
800-462-4396. To locate an Apple reseller near you in the US, call
800-538-9696.

InterPPP, InterPPP II, and NFS/Share are commercial software products. For
availability and ordering information in the US, contact InterCon Systems
at
800-468-7266 or 703-709-5500.

MacSLIP is commercial software developed by Hyde Park Software. For
availability and ordering information in the US, contact TriSoft at
800-531-5170 or 512-472-0744.

VersaTerm SLIP is commercial software developed by Synergy Software. For
availability and ordering information in the US, contact Synergy at
610-779-0522.

SonicPPP is commercial software developed by Sonic Systems, Inc. For
availability and ordering information in the US, contact Sonic Systems at
408-736-1900 (voice) 408-736-7228 (fax).

MacPPP and FreePPP

If you experience problems using MacPPP or FreePPP when Virtual Memory is
turned on, try turning off Virtual Memory. To find out how to turn off
Virtual
Memory, see the topic "How do I use hard disk space as memory" in
Macintosh
Guide, available from the Guide (question mark) menu. Macintosh Guide is
available in Mac OS version 7.5 and later.

Upgrading SLIP and PPP Configurations

When installing Open Transport on computer set up to use PPP or SLIP with
MacTCP, Open Transport is automatically set up to configure via a BootP
server
over the PPP or SLIP connection. Depending on your Internet Service
Provider
this may not be appropriate for you.

If you experience connection difficulties using PPP or SLIP after
installing
Open Transport, follow these steps:
1. Open the TCP/IP control panel.
2. Choose "Using PPP Server" or "Using SLIP" from the "Configure" popup
menu.
3. Close the TCP/IP control panel.
A dialog box appears asking if you want to save the changes in your
configuration.
4. Click Save.
5. Try connecting again.

Changes to AppleTalk for Open Transport

The info button available in advanced mode now displays the hardware
address
of built-in ethernet.

The AppleTalk radio buttons in the Chooser are now synchronized with the
on/off option in the AppleTalk control panel.

Compatibility has been improved with Shiva Net Manager version 3.5.

The "zone Hopping" problem is fixed. (On some extended AppleTalk Phase 2
networks where a segment was configured with multiple zones, a Macintosh
would
sometimes change to the default zone from the selected zone.)

Wildcard NBP lookups (for example, when using a program like Checknet or
Interpoll) no longer report scrambled entries.

Open Transport is now compatible with PowerShare 1.1, QuickMail 3.5 and
Meeting Maker XP Servers.

Changes to TCP/IP for Open Transport

Rebooting is no longer required between separate SLIP or PPP connections.
The
IP address may be different for each connection. You may need to quit and
reopen some applications (e.g., NSCA Telnet) between SLIP/PPP connections.

TCP/IP is now compatible with Netscape 2.0 as well as Netscape 1.12.

Compatibility with the StarNine Internet PMSAM, WebStar and some other
products has been improved. (A bug in the TCP/IP Backward Compatibility
library that related to re-using a closed TCP stream was fixed.)

Support for multiple simultaneous inbound connections (for example, in
applications such as WebStar) has been enhanced. (The TCP/IP Backward
Compatibility LISTEN architecture has been improved.)

A bug causing WebStar and similar applications to crash after receiving
large
numbers of connections has been fixed. Apple has run WebStar for
approximately
750,000 connections over 24 hours on various configurations without
difficulties.

Open Transport 1.1b16 now works with FTPd versions 2.3, 2.4, 3.0 & 4.0
renamed
NetPresenz. We believe FTPd versions 2.4 & 4.0 work better than version
3.0.

Open Transport is working closely with the Apple Internet Mail Server
development team on compatibility requirements.

TCP/IP no longer ignores the hosts file when no DNS server address is
specified.

A Generic DNR interface is now provided offering developers an enhanced
interface to the DNR. Third-party software can now submit a pre-formatted
request to the DNR It will be transmitted and results returned to the
requesting program. Results are limited only by the number of memory
buffers
code allocated by the requesting program. Third-party developers can now
add
HESIOD support to applications using the new DNR generic interface.

MXInfo and SysInfo interfaces are now supported by MacTCP Emulation in
Open
Transport TCP/IP.

Open Transport 1.1b16 now automatically adapts to DHCP servers' packet
requests whether padding to a fixed packet size is required or prohibited.

Compatibility with BOOTP and DHCP servers has been improved, including
support
for servers more than zero hops away.

A compatibility problem between Timbuktu 2.0 using TCP/IP was fixed.
Timbuktu
versions 1.0.8 and later are compatible with Open Transport TCP/IP.

Open Transport now works correctly with The Starnine PowerTalk Internet
PMSAM's ping option. This software is available for free from Apple at:
http://dev.info.apple.com/evangelism/powertalk/gateways.html

Resolution of several bugs has yielded increased performance for Open
Transport native applications using TCP_NODELAY (for example, FileMaker
3.0).

This version of Open Transport is compatible with CU-SeeMe from Cornell
University

Compatibility has been improved with eXodus from White Pine Software,
XSoftware from AGE and MacX.

The Cornell Comet 3.1.3 Terminal Emulator no longer reports "MacTCP:
Invalid
Length" when trying to make a connection.

Compatibility with third-party SLIP and PPP mdevs has been extended to
more
mdevs.

Open Transport is now compatible with Nubus Token-Ring adapters. Because
of a
need to be compatible with existing Nubus Token-Ring drivers, Open
Transport
TCP/IP artificially imposes a MTU of 1500 bytes. This limit is expected
to be
raised in a future release.

Old style (obsolete RFC 793) OOB (Out-Of-Band) has been added to Open
Transport TCP/IP (MacTCP Emulation only) to increase compatibility with
the
Sybase 68k 10.0.3 client. Previously, cancelling a request made the next
request hang.

A bug in Bolo was fixed. (If you experience problems, make sure you have
the
most recent version of Bolo.)

Spyglass Mosaic now works properly through a proxy server.

Meeting Maker XP now works properly when TCP/IP preferences are not set up
(whether you use TCP/IP or AppleTalk).

The TCP/IP control panel was changed to more accurately reflect the
reality of
MacIP usage today. In MacIP server mode, the subnet mask and router
address
fields now disappear because they aren't used. In MacIP manual mode, the
subnet mask doesn't exist, but the router address does. In previous
releases
these fields contained "<returned by server>" initially, then "<not
available>."

The TCP/IP control panel obtains multiple gateway and name server
addresses
via DHCP and BOOTP, but displays only the first one. This is expected to
be
addressed in a future release.

When TCP/IP is configured to connect via AppleTalk (MacIP), it now
displays
all AppleTalk zones on large networks. The only limit is memory available
for
the list of zones.

When TCP/IP is set to "Load Only When Needed" (in the Options window),
"pinging" an Open Transport workstation may fail if TCP/IP is not
currently
being used.

Balloon Help has been enhanced in the TCP/IP control panel.

Known Incompatibilities and Limitations

Open Transport 1.1b16 does not work with and cannot be installed on
Performa
and Power Macintosh 5200, 5300, 6200, and 6300 series computers, or on
Macintosh IIvi computers.

Open Transport 1.1b16 has problems on Macintosh PowerBook 190, 2300,
5300, and
upgraded 540 computers that use Mac OS 7.5.2. Apple recommends against
installing Open Transport 1.1b16 on these computers.

On the PowerBook 540, AppleTalk is turned off at boot time, requiring
AppleTalk to be turned on each time you restart. The workaround is to
remove
version 1.2 or earlier of the "Assistant ToolBox" from the Extensions
folder.

If you use the 802.3 setting in the TCP/IP control panel, ensure that all
stations on your network segment are also configured to use 802.3 and not
ethernet II.

If you experience problems using MacPPP or FreePPP when Virtual Memory is
turned on, try turning off Virtual Memory. To find out how to turn off
Virtual
Memory, see the topic "How do I use hard disk space as memory" in
Macintosh
Guide, available from the Guide (question mark) menu.

Open Transport 1.1b16 conflicts with the software that dims the screen of
PowerBook Duo computers when the PowerBook is docked and idle. The
workaround
is to replace this software with a 3rd party screensaver.

DHCP is not supported by a standard mechanism over dialup. A Windows NT
Server, when connected via Windows NT Client, uses proprietary mechanisms
to
support DHCP over dial-up links. This is documented in the DHCP FAQ
document
at :
http://web.syr.edu/~jmwobus/comfaqs/dhcp.faq.html.
The following is an excerpt from the DHCP faq:

"I am not currently aware of any way in which DHCP can support
client-computers
served solely by PPP or SLIP. Such a computer doesn't have the IEEE-style
MAC address that DHCP requires to act as its key to determining which
client-computer is which within the same subnet. Communications servers
that
acquire IP numbers for their clients via DHCP run into the same roadblock
in
that
they have just one MAC address, but need to acquire more than one IP
address."

NFS/Share 1.3.x and 1.4 are not compatible with Open Transport. NFS/Share
1.4.1 is compatible with Open Transport. To use NFS/Share with Open
Transport,
contact InterCon to obtain a version of NFS/Share that is compatible with
Open
Transport.

Microsoft Mail 3.1 client software is compatible with Open Transport.
Microsoft Mail 3.1 server software is not compatible with Open Transport
and
will require an update.

MacTCP Ping is not compatible with Open Transport. No update is planned.
MacPing from Dartmouth is an alternative that is Open Transport
compatible.

The LaserWriter Bridge and LocalTalk Bridge version 2.0.1 or earlier are
not
compatible with Open Transport

The currently shipping versions of Apple IP Gateway and AppleTalk Internet
Router are not compatible with Open Transport.

For more information on Open Transport compatibility, contact the
developer of
the software you want to use.

(c)1996 Apple Computer. Inc.
Apple, the Apple logo, and Macintosh are trademarks of Apple Computer,
Inc.,
registered in the U.S.A. and other countries. Power Macintosh and Open
Transport are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. All other product names
are
trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Mention
of
non-Apple products is for information purposes and constitutes neither an
endorsement nor a recommendation. Apple assumes no responsibility with
regard
to the selection, performance, or use of these products.

Updated February 22, 1996