Panther Network

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by Brundlefly, Nov 2, 2003.

  1. Brundlefly macrumors member

    Brundlefly

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    Just wondering, we have PC's here, and getting Jaguar to work was quite a feat.

    Is Panther going to make this task easier?:confused:
     
  2. appleguy macrumors 6502

    appleguy

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    I had no problems. but then I just installed Panther over the top of jag that was already set up.. :p
     
  3. j33pd0g macrumors 6502

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    Panther to Panther

    I tried a Panther to Panther network last night for the first time. After the file transfer was done, I disconnected from the server - my roomates 12" PB. Wow, I thought - that was great! However, this morning I was checking my email and surfing with Safari and the Finder got all unresponsive... seconds later, and I got a message that it couldn't connect to my roomates PB... Huh? I thought... There was a disconnect button so I pressed it.... nothing the Finder was still not responsive. Force quite and a relaunch did nothing... Typing Top into the terminal displayed nothing was running. I ended up doing a shutdown. I actually had to have another app open to get to the Shutdown option. So, any ideas? Why would the system go down just because it couldn't find a connection? That is just crazy. Maybe data CD's are still the best method of file transfer.
     
  4. 7on macrumors 601

    7on

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    Networking is still ok. Since getting Panther, Finder has became unresponcive maybe only twice due to networking error. I still think Panther needs a Panic button that'll disconnect from all servers immediately.
     
  5. j33pd0g macrumors 6502

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    I'm not going to risk it again... a panic disconnect from all servers button would be nice addition for panther... although the disconnect now button didn't want to work.
    Overall, I am impressed with Panthers stability. I think mac and the network need to be more safe though. I haven't tried it yet (under panther), but everytime in Jag I would get a kernal panic when I couldn't find a Windows machine. I think it's nutso for the OS to freak out just because an IP address changed, or someone decided to turn off file sharing. What's wrong with a message that says... Sorry, nobody home - try again.

    Hey how about an easy no hassle networking iApp. Apple could call it iShare. No internet or ftp ability - just local networking. This way , the iApp will crash - and not the whole system.
     

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