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10.3: Add IP over FireWire networking Network
All I can say is check out the Network Preference Pane and go to Network Port Configurations.

[robg adds: And I'll add a bit more ... click on New, and you can then select "Built-in FireWire" and add it to use IP over FireWire. THere's also a "6 to 4" item, but I have no idea what that's for.]
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10.3: Add IP over FireWire networking
Authored by: kevinv on Oct 30, '03 11:12:38AM

I think the "6 to 4" option is for IPv6 to IPv4 translation or firewalling or something similar. I don't have a way of testing it but, I've noticed that IPv6 buttons are available in the configuration panes.



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10.3: Add IP over FireWire networking
Authored by: sfuller on Oct 30, '03 12:05:58PM

There's a help item on setting up a 6 to 4 connection if you type 6 to 4 in the online help. It's the first item that comes up.



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10.3: Add IP over FireWire networking
Authored by: earthsaver on Oct 30, '03 11:19:51AM

"6 to 4" has to do with networking between IPv4 and IPv6. Google <"6 to 4" networking> for more info.

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10.3: Add IP over FireWire networking
Authored by: harrie on Nov 03, '03 01:11:30PM

Or you could look in MacHelp

Harrie Swartjes



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10.3: Add IP over FireWire networking
Authored by: alpjor on Oct 30, '03 11:19:59AM

Maybe "6 to 4" has something to do with 6pin and 4pin firewire cables? Some cables start 6pin and then terminate 4pin. I was under the impression that the extra 2 conductors only carried power, but maybe it could affect the transmission?



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10.3: Add IP over FireWire networking
Authored by: vilennon on Oct 30, '03 01:54:33PM

Could it also have to do with attaching an external FireWire device that is visible over IPv6?

i.e. Could I use a 6-pin FW connection from the computer to a 4-pin FW connection on a phone/camera/ext HD which is IPv6 aware and get address translation/hosting?



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10.3: Add IP over FireWire networking
Authored by: timcrawf on Oct 30, '03 01:47:53PM

Could this be perchance a reference to the old song by Chicago, "25 or 6 to 4" where the 25 mysteriously disappearred during beta testing?
Sorry I couldn't help it, the song just sprang to my brain when I read the post.



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What can it do?
Authored by: HAL9000 on Oct 30, '03 04:34:21PM

I'm a little confused about exactly what I can do with IP over firewire... I've succesfully managed to get internet sharing working between my G5 and my 12"PB with the firewire, but is there a way I can keep the two connected to the network individually and connect between them to transfer files with firewire? Basically what I want is to connect between the two computers kind of à la target disk mode except without having to render one of the comps unusable.



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What can it do?
Authored by: timcrawf on Oct 30, '03 06:54:43PM

I believe that this is exactly what you can do. The idea is to have two servers and one will take over for the other in case of failure.



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What can it do?
Authored by: JazzDude on Oct 30, '03 07:01:28PM

It can do anything NetworkingOverEthernet or AirPortNetworking can do.



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25 or 6 to 4
Authored by: SOX on Oct 30, '03 04:38:11PM

No no no you have it all wrong!! It must be a cryptic reference to the old Chicago song by the same name. 25 or 6 to 4
tee hee



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10.3: Add IP over FireWire networking
Authored by: bussdriver on Oct 30, '03 07:47:39PM

Firewire beats out ethernet in speed.

look here for tests:
http://www.unibrain.com/reviews/fw_vs_gbit.htm

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10.3: Add IP over FireWire networking
Authored by: iwiring on Oct 30, '03 08:17:07PM

While FirewireIP can be as fast as Gigabit Ethernet oprating normally, doing things like jumbo packets on GigE is much faster if you have switches that support it. Where FirewireIP is great is offering another or an out-of-band network segment that can be used specifically to support filesharing, database syncronization and replication, and heartbeat and communications between machines operating in a cluster.

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10.3: Add IP over FireWire networking
Authored by: macintaz on Nov 04, '03 05:35:36PM

This is my best Guess

Your computer's FireWire ports accept 6-pin connectors. If your device has a 4-pin connector, you need a 6-pin to 4-pin cable.



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10.3: Add IP over FireWire networking
Authored by: trog on Nov 13, '03 12:04:01AM

Any reason to think firewire 800 is or is not supported by this?



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10.3: Add IP over FireWire networking
Authored by: groenink on Apr 23, '04 11:59:42AM

Hm, I just hooked up a PC laptop to my G4 iMac using firewire. The connection works fine. However, if I unplug the cable to take my laptop to work, and plug it back in later, I have to reboot my Mac or it won't see that a cable is connected.

Are there any workarounds for this? I tried to ifconfig around a bit but that wouldn't work.



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