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Apr 27, 2002, 06:26 PM
Cleaned up my NeXTstation (dusting, compressed air internal blow, etc.) and replaced the 32MB memory w/ 128MB this morning. Did the upgrade on my rooftop porch as the sun came up. Pleasant morning.

Took some shots...

shot 1 (http://www.blakespot.com/list/images/ns1.jpg)
shot 2 (http://www.blakespot.com/list/images/ns5.jpg)
shot 3 (http://www.blakespot.com/list/images/ns2.jpg)
shot 4 (http://www.blakespot.com/list/images/ns3.jpg)
shot 5 (http://www.blakespot.com/list/images/ns4.jpg)


Apr 29, 2002, 01:19 AM

My NeXT running MartinView, a BackSpace module (http://www.oeyvind.org/album/Equipments/NeXT/Turbo_Color_Slab/tn/DSCN1382.jpg.html).

More pict: here (http://www.oeyvind.org/album/Equipments/NeXT/)

Apr 29, 2002, 09:26 AM
How do you have mail configured? NEXTSTEP wants mail to work with the box itself being a mailserver, I believe. Is there a way to get mail.app working as a SMTP/POP3 mail client?

I recall spending days trying to config the NEXTSTEP mailserver setup so I could send/receive, but it never really worked. How do you have this setup?



Apr 30, 2002, 02:53 AM
sure... personally I used postfix (just grab the src and compile and configure it) and PopOver.app (for IMAP/POP3 mail retriever)... if you're game enough, get fetchmail to get your mail in commandline.

Apr 30, 2002, 11:28 AM
PopOver.app, according to the website, requires OpenStep 4.2. I have NEXTSTEP v3.3 -- will it work on this platform? Did not go OpenStep on my NeXTstation becuase NS 3.3 is more stable and faster.



May 1, 2002, 02:03 AM
PopOver.app DOES work under NeXTSTEP 3.3:

Binaries (http://www.peak.org/next/apps/mail/PopOver.1.6.NIHS.bd.tar.gz)
README (http://www.peak.org/next/apps/mail/PopOver.1.6.README)

May 2, 2002, 12:14 AM
How easy was that?? Works like a charm.

Now about configuring Mail to send SMTP out. I was mucking with the config files a year ago and I fear I left things changed in potentially bad ways. Was this hard for you to config? I will have to do this process on Solaris in a few weeks...so doing this now is actually helpful. Any resources you used here?



May 2, 2002, 06:08 AM
Look at Stepwise on docs. on Postfix, that doc should get you somewhere... Postfix is easy to setup. I dun use sendmail these days.

URL: click me (http://www.stepwise.com/Articles/Workbench/eart.0.0.html)

May 2, 2002, 11:21 AM
Are you using your NeXT laser printer as a print server for your OS X machine? Via CAP? Tell me about that. Considering picking up a NeXT printer.


May 2, 2002, 02:43 PM
My setup is as follows...

PopOver to fetch my pop3 mail,
sendmail to send outgoing mail.

I used m4 to create my config files, I used my ISP's SMTP servers from my nextbox (piggyback ride!).

Works like a charm. Let me know if you need more help!

May 3, 2002, 12:56 AM
Originally posted by blakespot
Are you using your NeXT laser printer as a print server for your OS X machine? Via CAP? Tell me about that. Considering picking up a NeXT printer.


Used to do that (pure TCP/IP network no AppleTalk)... until the printer dies on me. Remember, the NeXTprinter (http://www.oeyvind.org/album/Equipments/NeXT/tn/NeXTprinter.jpg.html) are dumb printer (uses the NeXT as its brain, ala old Sun laser printer)! You are certainly better of with the last Apple LaserWriter (like my 16/600PS (http://www.oeyvind.org/album/Equipments/AAPL/LW_16_600PS/), more modern, and real network printer: my config 32MB/320MB HDD real PS L2)

I did wrote a how-to on printing to your NeXTprinter from your Macintosh via LPR, back in 1999, see it here (http://www.oeyvind.org/board/zboard.php?id=MacOSX&no=136)

May 3, 2002, 06:21 AM
I gather the Mac side of the printer setup is now handled by NetInfo, under OS X. (According to some folks on the usenet.) The NeXT printer will cost me $25, perhaps--so it might be worth it, if for nothing more than an adventure in trying to setup the config.


May 3, 2002, 06:38 AM
hey blackspot does the thing run well
I was interested in getting one from ebay or something

May 3, 2002, 09:35 AM
I'll yake pics of my color turtbo...i feel so left out...

May 4, 2002, 11:55 AM
I've got a nice Black CDROM now for the next. The Command Centre is almost completed. It consists of:

1 21" Hitachi Black Monitor
1 Turbo Color NeXTstation
128 MB RAM
2x Apple CD300 (nice and black now...)
1 Zyxel U-1496E (for sending faxes on the NeXTstation)
1 Olympus MO Drive
1 JetDirect w/ Laserjet 6MP

Pics Real Soon Now.