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10.3: Easy access to AppleTalk shares in Panther
Authored by: olivermomo on Dec 15, '03 04:09:51PM

There seems to be a fundamental misunderstanding here about "Appletalk Shares". Mac OS X cannot mount AFP shares that are shared only via AppleTalk. Mac OS X can only mount AFP shares that are shared via TCP/IP. However, Mac OS X can use Appletalk browsing to find AFP servers, at which time it will use TCP/IP to actually make the connection. This differs from OS 9 which could mount AFP shares via AppleTalk or TCP/IP, though TCP/IP was much faster.



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10.3: Easy access to AppleTalk shares in Panther
Authored by: crarko on Dec 15, '03 08:01:50PM

That's not correct; Panther can mount AFP using either TCP/IP or AppleTalk.

Try using the url form <afp:/at/servername> in 'Connect to Server' and it will indeed use AppleTalk to connect to the AFP server.

I use this with Windows NT Server SFM shares all the time. AppleTalk only.



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10.3: Easy access to AppleTalk shares in Panther
Authored by: ~Coxy on Dec 15, '03 09:56:47PM

Actually, I've had no luck in connecting to my shares offered by Mac OS 7.6 machines in 10.3, when it worked fine in 10.2.



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10.3: Easy access to AppleTalk shares in Panther
Authored by: DavidRavenMoon on Dec 16, '03 08:40:14AM
Try using the url form in 'Connect to Server' and it will indeed use AppleTalk to connect to the AFP server.

I use this with Windows NT Server SFM shares all the time. AppleTalk only.

Yes, this is also how I do it at work. We have a Win 2000 file server which has three AppleShare volumes.

Originally I used the Recent Servers aliases from the OS 9 system folder (from when this G4 was running OS9 only) and mounted the three volumes this way. They show up on the desktop. This was not using the Chooser. Then I added the mounted volumes to my startup items. The usual window pops up, which I just have to hit OK.

The one thing I wouldn't do is use SMB to browse or mount Apple Shares that are on a W2K server. It messes with the file names, and you see all your invisible files. Also OS X doesn't seem to know what to do with some files, such as thinking Quark files are UNIX executables!

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