MacEthernet (Was: RE: APPLEVISION Monitor)

From: Pat Finnegan <>
Date: Tue Apr 30 22:31:11 2002

On Tue, 30 Apr 2002, Richard Erlacher wrote:

> No doubt about it ... I'm going to have to buy a book about MACs. I don't
> need 'em, but my curiosity's aroused now ... and I don't get aroused often ...
> I simply have to figure out what those little pictures on the MAC cases and
> peripherals really mean. I know you just match 'em up, but ...
> What's Appletalk, ... I mean REALLY ... What's Appletalk?

AppleTalk is Apple's file/printer sharing protocol. Basically, it's
Apple's equivalent of Microsoft's NETBIOS. Older serial-based networks
(which ran at a speedy 230Kbit/s) were generally also called 'AppleTalk'
networks, but they've since been renamed by Apple to 'PhoneNet' because of
the satin phone cable you typically use to connect the adaptors together.
Likewise AppleTalk protocol over Ethernet is called 'Ethertalk'. I'm
pretty sure that you can get Ethertalk to either work over IP or a
separate protocol (can't remember the name at the moment).

-- Pat
Received on Tue Apr 30 2002 - 22:31:11 BST

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