Does anyone have a good way to connect from an OS 7 machine to an OS 10.9 server 3 machine via Ethernet? As of now I have an intermediary, a Mac OS 10.3.9 box that I am able to get OS 9 to connect to easily. I don't have my System 7 box up and running yet, but should it be able to connect the same way the OS 9 box does? That is, manually entering the IP address in Chooser?
I'm not sure if it works that way.
I'm pretty sure that Apple used Apple Talk to connect to servers running AUX and Apple Talk went out with OS X 10. ? 2 or 3
I'm not really a networking person so I might be talking a load of rubbish ~ if so please ignore my comment.
I was thinking about this post and I now recall and application called sheep shaver which allows you to run OS7 on a modern Intel Mac. Then it's a case of does the chooser and apple talk file sharing option still works across modern networks. Or peer to peer. ?
Personally I have wanted to try sheep shaver but don't have the confidence to install it on my modern mac.
I have an LC475 with the same card.
I also have other macs capable of running most of the operating systems. I think my favourite OS was 8.6 because you could do so much with it.
Most Mac's after this format came with some sort of ethernet capability.