MacTCP


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MacTCP

(networking)
Part of earlier versions of MacOS that provided access to TCP/IP services. Apple removed MacTCP from MacOS in revision 7.5.3 in favor of the new OpenTransport (OT) TCP/IP stack. However, MacTCP lives on as a community development effort.

See also MacPPP.

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Prior to joining Metricom, Ritter held the position of Manager of Open Systems Development at Apple and was responsible for the MacTCP product and developed a wireless LAN product.
1: Allows the use of MacTCP or Apple Open Transport over a modem line, permitting a Mac OS-based computer to communicate via the Point-to Point Protocol (PPP) on the Internet.
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NOTE: Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh and MacTCP are registered trademarks and MacDNS and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.
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5: Allows the use of MacTCP over a modem line, permitting the Macintosh and Internet applications to communicate with PPP protocols used by the Internet.