Networking Apple IIc or IIc+

From: Sellam Ismail <>
Date: Fri Jul 7 11:47:52 2000

On Fri, 7 Jul 2000, Mike Ford wrote:

> Now add a second IIc/IIc+ to the "network" and run a normal terminal
> program on it. Seems to me all you need to add is some kind of protocol for
> a packet with an address field and it should work. Ideas, opinions?

I was working on a loose internet-based "team", started by a K-12 teacher
in Michigan (I think), a couple years back on developing a lightweight
network protocol for the Apple to connect it to a Linux server to give it
internet access. The teacher wanted to make the Apple //e's in his
computer lab accessible to the internet.

One idea was just to create a simple dumb terminal program that allowed
e-mail access (no-brainer). But I went about designing a protocol that
would install under ProDOS and make a virtual ProDOS volume on the Apple
that actually sat on the Linux server. It was going to be serial-based
(we determined the workstation cards were too hard to come across but
super serial cards are plentiful) and there would be a server application
sitting on the Linux side handling the Apple's over a multi-port serial

Anyway, simplicity (and lack of time) won out over my complex scheming. I
dropped out and eventually some 18 year old kid came up with a pretty nice
system that worked for them.

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