What ever happened to IP over FireWire??? !!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Xapplimatic, Aug 10, 2003.

  1. Xapplimatic macrumors 6502


    Oct 23, 2001
    I've been using IP over FireWire beta software for a month now since I bothered to install it, and I have to report that it works VERY smoothly for my purposes, that is, networking my laptop to a desktop connected to DSL. It is seemless.

    Why has this software beta disappeared from Apple's website, and has anyone heard news of it's inclusion into Panther or a 10.2.7 build? (I would note the way to check is the extension file IOFireWireIP.kext will be present in system/library/extensions)... Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?
  2. Blackstealth macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2003
    Bradford, UK
    Re: What ever happened to IP over FireWire??? !!

    It's available on the developer website. If you have an Apple ID, go to http://developer.apple.com and click on log in. Alternatively you can register for free 'Online Developer' membership.

    Then you'll find it under Download Software > Firewire > IP over FireWire Preview Release v1.1

    It's identical to the IP over Firewire thats included with 10.2.6 Server
  3. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands
    I think its kinda wierd, that IP over FireWire is "beta" on OS X Client. Ever since Mac OS X Server 10.2.6 (or 5?, can't remember) there has been a "mysterious new network port found", assuming that it is IP over FireWire (FireWire port being that new port). This is DEFINITELY NOT BETA on the Server....
    So why wait on the client?
  4. ibookin' macrumors 65816


    Jul 7, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    It is included on Panther. Works like a dream.
  5. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

    Powerbook G5

    Jun 23, 2003
    St Augustine, FL
    Cool stuff...it looks like Panther is shaping out to be one talented feline. :)

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