Initially, we had problems with reliability, which were traced to MacTCP
, the Macintosh implementation of the TCP/IP network protocol.
: Macintosh's version of the Transmission Control Protocol, backbone of the Internet.
To accommodate a wide variety of network needs, SIRSI provides multiple setup options for the Unicorn Macintosh client, including networks using MacTCP
, serial connections, and dial-up modem connections.
At last the company informed me that before I could get access to the Web I would need three more applications: MacTCP, InterSLIP and Netscape Navigator or another Web browser).
In exasperation, I bought "The Internet Starter Kit" which includes a disk containing InterSLIP and MacTCP.
Book includes a diskette providing MacTCP
, InterSLIP, Eudora, and other Macintosh applications that greatly increase users' enjoyment and efficiency in working on the Net.
On the Macintosh platform the standard interface is provided through MacTCP
, while on Windows machines the standard interface is known as Windows Sockets (WINSOCK).
LAN WorkPlace for DOS and MacTCP
for Macintosh client software were then installed on respective network nodes.