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The REAL reson for the slowdown
Authored by: paulio on Apr 01, '02 08:11:41PM

The reason that file file sharing is slow is that Classic (the old Mac OS 9 system running under OS X) is what is sharing the files, not Mac OS X itself. It runs slower this way. It just does. Turn off file sharing in Classic and instead turn it on in Mac OS X where it is very fast.

To turn off file sharing in classic, open a Classic application, pull down the Apple menu | Control Panels | File Sharing. Turn it off.

Actually, turn off all unnedded extensions (previous message).

Open the Mac OS X System Preferences. Click on Sharing. Where it says File Sharing Off, click on the Start button. That's it.

Oh.... I just remembered that there might be some bug, I can't find the hint, that may make it necessary for you to type in the IP address of the Mac OS X machine from the other macs for them to be able to connect. You can get the IP address from the File Sharing Preferences.

A possible workaround to the IP address problem is to open the System Preferences, click on Network. Click on the AppleTalk tab. Make AppleTalk active.

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