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Globaltalk (MARCHintosh project)
« on: March 27, 2024, 06:56:10 AM »

Since nobody has posted the news here yet, I thought I'd share it:

GlobalTalk is the nickname we’ve given to the practice of using an ancient Apple Internet Router software package to bridge your local AppleTalk network (of vintage computers and printers) to the global network of the internet and other people’s vintage computers and printers.

This lets you and other GlobalTalk participants share files over AppleShare and print to each other's AppleTalk-enabled printers connected over LocalTalk/PhoneNet cables. However, this comes at a cost - this software is old and there are obvious security implications of playing with it and potentially exposing your IP address and network of devices to others.

So essentially some folks are building a huge network of AppleTalk over TCP/IP. Anyone tried it?

I wonder if somebody else remembers the guy who did exactly the same thing some years ago? I just can't remember his name or website ... at one point it was offline. He basically did the same thing. Somebody?
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