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Step-by-step notes on installing MacTCP and InterSLIP
InterSLIP dialing and gateway scripts
When I was first switching from UNIX shell-based Internet connectivity to having my Mac run a TCP/IP stack (MacTCP) over a SLIP connection (InterSLIP) I kept notes to help me keep track of the new process. These notes cover what software to obtain and instructions for downloading what you've obtained, installing, and testing your installation. Includes pointers to related reading material.
InterCon has graciously provided the InterSLIP for Macintosh connection system without cost to those who wish to establish a TCP/IP link via SLIP, the Serial Line Internet Protocol. Somewhat incredibly, they neglected to document the scripting language. Compounding the problem, the few sample scripts that flow around the Internet are cryptic, lacking comments and using numbers for labels, etc.
A heavy user of InterSLIP, I found myself supporting a variety of clients withou a clear understanding of what I was doing. Having researched the topic, I created scripts that are both fully commented, use proper descriptive labels, have error-handling, and provide the required entry points used by external tools. With them you should be able to customize an InterSLIP setup for your clients, be they in an academic or commercial setting.
A complete site setup is composed of two parts: the dialing script starts by configuring a modem and ends after the number is dialed and the modems have negotiated a connection. The gateway script takes over at that point and navigates the transactions that happen with your particular site setup and model of terminal server. The scripts are packaged separately in case you have some strange setup that doesn't require both parts.
InterSLIP scripts Fully-commented InterSLIP dialing script with descriptive labels, proper entry points, and error-handling. US$1.50 Free! Fully-commented InterSLIP gateway script with descriptive labels, proper entry points, and error-handling. US$1.50 Free! Instructions on using the InterSLIP scripts. US$0.00 [Macro error: There is no glossary entry named "Installing MacTCP and InterSLIP"]
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