It's a demo. I'm currently talking with Maxium to see if they would consider making this version free, since they no longer sell it. I pointed out that Mac OS classic versions of Transmit and Netpresenz are free now. I'll make a post if they decide to give it away.
Be sure to use Rumpus' built in secuirty, and not Apple's User and Groups. This will allow you to "share a share".
I've actually been playing with remote booting Apple II's with Ken Fager's how-to. I thought it would be nice to have a bi-directional pipe working to my server, which is a Performa 636CD or so. I could go all the way back to a Mac Plus, too.
In my case, Rumpus is really it, yes. But if I use easyshare instead of Apple's offering, I could share remote resources... which would be cool!
I have a pile of old hardware, and I usually build up a cascading lineup of macs to get from old to new from time to time - depending on what it is I'm trying to move around. So knowing this as a pathway is just another tool in the toolbox when the need arises.
Gotcha. On the Mac Plus and higher, with System 7, you can do the same thing, without the restrictions of the Easyshare demo (10 minute timeout). If you're on System 6 with these older machines, EasyShare would come in handy, but really the only Mac that has to use it is the 512.
I picked up a Workstation card off of the bay the other day - I've booted a IIe platinum, and a GS ROM01. Strangely enough, I can't get my ROM03 to boot! I'm reasonably sure the serial ports are ok, since I've used ADTPro with them. So that remains a vexing mystery. Looking back in comp.sys.apple2 archives, it seems that it was ROM01 machines that would give people trouble... leave it to me to be a rebel!