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Is there any kind of "airdropish" app for Mac OS 9?
« on: November 28, 2018, 11:48:22 AM »
 I would love to copy/drop f.e. of a Mac OS X desktop to a Mac OS 9 desktop computer in a home network.
Is this possible? If yes, how to do it?


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Re: Is there any kind of "airdropish" app for Mac OS 9?
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2019, 10:46:02 AM »
Depending on the OS X version you can always use normal AFP sharing.

Then you make an alias pointing the desktop folder of the other computer and you should be good... You can just drag and drop.

Anyway there might be problems with newer versions of OS X. From my experience Tiger and Leopard were just fine with OS 9. I can check with my newest Mac though.

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Re: Is there any kind of "airdropish" app for Mac OS 9?
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2019, 06:49:20 PM »
i was explaining this back in 2015 trying to get everyone to adopt using nas4free/freenas using PC hardware to make AFP servers that can be mounted just like a local drive over local gigabit ethernet.. but literally NOONE wanted to listen to me ;) i went to GREAT lengths out of sheer excitement to share this revelation with eveyrone, trying to show that gigabit ethernet far outperforms firewire on macos9 and i was really shocked + let down when the revolution would not be televised :D haha

ive just been watching waiting to see how long its going to take before you guys realize what you been missing out on all this time
it is THE answer - universally accessible.. from even the latest version of mac os x.. all the way back to mac os 7.x

do a search for "Chooser" "Apple filing protocol" "Apple Share Client" "AFP"

Mounting an AFP Fileserver Share via Mac os 9 (May 2014)
http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php?topic=1140.0

using an old PC as a NAS4FREE AFP fileserver  (May 2015) (Read 11593 times)
http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php?topic=2591.0

Syntho was the only one that clued in finally in 2017
http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php/topic,3714.msg27930.html#msg27930
« Last Edit: January 10, 2019, 07:25:35 PM by macStuff »
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Re: Is there any kind of "airdropish" app for Mac OS 9?
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2019, 07:32:40 PM »
Have you looked at the min specs for freenas lately?  Thats a fairly good computer just to sit around and wait.  Might as well use a xserve and have no compatibility issues. I found info a long time ago about the xserve g4 beeing able to handle 2tb drives with sata adapter  4x2tb is a nice storage pool to use, pair that with a xraid 1tb each with sata adapter that adds 14tb to it and you dont have to deal with 8gb ram minimum and zfs and such at all.

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Re: Is there any kind of "airdropish" app for Mac OS 9?
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2019, 07:34:42 PM »
Have you looked at the min specs for freenas lately?  Thats a fairly good computer just to sit around and wait.  Might as well use a xserve and have no compatibility issues. I found info a long time ago about the xserve g4 beeing able to handle 2tb drives with sata adapter  4x2tb is a nice storage pool to use, pair that with a xraid 1tb each with sata adapter that adds 14tb to it and you dont have to deal with 8gb ram minimum and zfs and such at all.

the specs were not that extreme when i first brought it up back in 2014.. the min specs were greatly increased between 2014 + 2017/2018
if you have an older version of freenas/nas4free like the one i use.. u can still do it with a machine with 1gb ram etc
you could easily do it on an old intel core or pentium 4 with a case that can take 4,6 or 8 hard drives
i have 2 seperate servers that i use for double redundancy

not everyone has an xserve.. i dont. PC hardware is widely accessible + available. and sitting around waiting to find such a usefull use.

XSERVE cant hold a candle to the performance that i get from my sata3 fileservers. that i can promise you.
why compare performance between a machine from early 2000s to one fitted with hard drives from modern late 2010s?
especially when a sata3 adapter is 25$ and you can buy sata3 2tb hard drives for 60 bucks
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Re: Is there any kind of "airdropish" app for Mac OS 9?
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2019, 07:46:46 PM »
Performance is not an issue in my case i access the raids via fiber.  Since this is more a hobby and my life doesn't depend on it im ok with slower transfer speed.