[MD1] Open Transport/PPP 1.0
TweetFollow Us on Twitter

[MD1] Open Transport/PPP 1.0

Apple Open Transport/PPP 1.0 Provides First
PowerPC-native Access for Remote Internet Users

First Deliverable in Next-Generation Remote Acess Brings Apple
Ease-of-Use to PPP

CUPERTINO, California--Nov. 26, 1996--Apple Computer, Inc. today
announced Open Transport/PPP 1.0, an extension to Open Transport that
adds Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) support, an industry standard
providing access to multi-protocol networks. Open Transport is Apple's
standards-based networking and communications system for Macintosh and
Mac OS-compatible computers. OT/PPP is the first PPP implementation for
the Mac OS to take full advantage of the Open Transport architecture,
and the first PPP implementation to offer the performance and stability
of native code on PowerPC-based Mac OS systems.

Developed entirely at Apple, Open Transport/PPP re-emphasizes Apple's
committment to the Internet and to providing high-quality network
software for all Internet users. Open Transport/PPP 1.0 provides
clients, connecting to a remote TCP/IP network or the Internet, using a
modem or ISDN terminal adapter, with access to TCP/IP network services.

OT/PPP 1.0 Features:
-- Provides Open Transport style Modem and PPP Control Panels;
-- Transmits and receives status monitors for modems without visual
indicators;
-- Supports Modems and ISDN Terminal Adapters;
-- Supports multiple saved settings;
-- Includes detailed logging feature to assist in connection
troubleshooting;
-- Uses Shared library technology for effective memory management;
-- Compatible with virtual memory;
-- Supports connection reminders and idle timeout;
-- Compatible with Internet access using PPP, as well as SLiRP and TIA
(The Internet Adapter);
-- Supports AppleScript;
-- Uses ARA CCL scripting language for both Modem and Connection Scripts;
-- Compatible with ARA 2.x modem CCL scripts;
-- Includes 42 CCL scripts for modems and ISDN Terminal Adapters;
-- Offers extensive on-line help via AppleGuide;
-- Supports automatic connections when a network application is activated.

AppleTalk Remote Access (ARA) Road Map Apple described its ARA Road Map,
a three-phase plan to open its AppleTalk networking products to embrace
industry standards and Internet protocols, at the PC Expo trade show in
June 1996. In Phase I of the ARA Road Map, Apple delivered version 2.1
of its ARA family of products, which includes support for ISDN. These
products are Open Transport compatible, and can be used on Mac OS
systems using either Classic networking or Open Transport.
The release of Open Transport/PPP 1.0 marks the completion of Phase II
of the ARA Road Map. In Phase II, Apple transitioned to Open
Transport-Enhanced dial-up networking through introduction of Open
Transport/PPP, an extension to Open Transport delivering Point-to-Point
Protocol (PPP) support.

In Phase III, version 3.0 of Apple's ARA product line, would include
enhancements to allow concurrent support of AppleTalk and TCP/IP over
PPP, and also would also introduce Open Transport-Enhanced support for
the AppleTalk Remote Access Protocol (ARAP). On Power PC based Mac OS
systems, both Open Transport/PPP and the ARA 3.0 family would offer the
benefits and performance of native code.

"Our approach is to continue to embrace industry standards by including
TCP/IP and multi-protocol networking as a standard, built-in feature of
Mac OS, which began with the introduction of System 7.5," said Richard
Ford, product manager of Apple Open Transport. "We will continue to
provide customers with easy to use 'plug-and-play' networking
capabilities, while working towards offering seamless Internet access
directly from the Mac OS."

Standards Supported
Open Transport/PPP 1.0 has been designed to support
the following standards:

UNIX System V STREAMS
RFC 1661 - PPP
RFC 1662 - PPP in High-level Data Link Control-like framing
RFC 1570 - PPP LCP (Link Control Protocol) extensions
RFC 1334 - PPP Authentication protocols
RFC 1663 - PPP Reliable transmission
RFC 1332 - IPCP (Internet Protcol Control Protocol)
RFC 1144 - Compressing TCP/IP Headers for Low-Speed links

In the future Apple plans to enhance the Mac OS remote access
capabilities to support additional standards including AppleTalk over
PPP (RFC 1378 - The PPP AppleTalk Control Protocol).

System Requirements
Open Transport/PPP requires a system with Mac OS version 7.1, 7.1.1,
7.1.2, 7.5.3 or 7.5.5 that has been updated to Open Transport 1.1.1.
Like the Open Transport core, OT/PPP will work on systems with a 68030,
68040 or PowerPC processor if required software is also present.

Pricing and Availability
The Phase I products, ARA 2.1 Client, Personal
Server, ARA MultiPort Server, and ARA MultiPort Server PCI version, are
currently shipping and available through regular retail channels. The
suggested retail price of ARA Client is U.S. $59, suggested retail
price of ARA Personal Server is U.S. $189, and retail suggested price of
the Multiport Server is U.S. $1099. Additional product information can
be found in the networking and communications area of the Apple website:
http://www.apple.com/

Open Transport/PPP 1.0 is now available to users with access to the
Internet, America Online or CompuServe; at present there is no charge
beyond connect charges. Open Transport/PPP 1.0 can be downloaded from
the Networking-Communications area of Apple's Software Updates Archives
(see http://www.info.apple.com/swupdates/ for a list of Apple's Software
Updates sites). Open Transport 1.1.1 can also be found on Apple sites on
America Online (keyword-applecomputer), CompuServe (shortcut-GO APLSUP).

Press Contacts:
Nathalie Welch Russell Brady
Apple Computer, Inc. Apple Computer, Inc.
(408) 974-5430 (408) 974-6877
email:welch.n@apple.com email:brady2@apple.com

-30-

 

Community Search:
MacTech Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

The best scanner app on mobile
People always say that the best camera is the one you have with you. Well, the same is true with scanners, and your phone can be a pretty great tool for scanning receipts and other documents while you're on the go. [Read more] | Read more »
MARVEL Avengers Academy guide - How to g...
MARVEL Avengers Academy lets you build your own superhero school and fill it with heroes from the Marvel universe. It can be a little slow going to get your school's attendance up though, so we've gathered together somesome tips to help you do this... | Read more »
Shadow Blade: Reload guide - How to hack...
Shadow Blade: Reload is the kind of action-platformer that would have happily sucked up hours of your time on a console a few years back.Now, you can take it with you wherever you go, and its mobile conversion is not too shabby at all. To help you... | Read more »
Tomb of the Mask guide - How to increase...
Tomb of the Mask is a great endless arcade game from Happymagenta in which quick reflexes and a persistent attitude can go a long way toward earning a top score. Check out these tips to see if you can give yourself an edge on the leaderboards. [... | Read more »
Smooth Operator! (Games)
Smooth Operator! 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Smooth Operator is a weird, weird two-player kissing game. Squeeze in for 2 player fun on a single iPad, creating awkward... | Read more »
Sinless: Remastered (Games)
Sinless: Remastered 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: | Read more »
_PRISM Guide - How to solve those puzzle...
_PRISM is a rather delightful puzzle game that’s been tailor made for touch screens. While part of the fun is figuring things out as you go along, we thought we’d offer you a helping hand at getting in the right mindset. Don’t worry about messing... | Read more »
Fractal Space (Games)
Fractal Space 1.3.1 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $.99, Version: 1.3.1 (iTunes) Description: Live the memorable experience of Fractal Space, a unique first person adventure & puzzle game by Haze Games! Will you... | Read more »
Set off on an adventure through the Cand...
Like match three puzzlers? If so, Jelly Blast, the innovative iOS and Android game which launched last year, is worth a look. Jelly Blast sees you head off on an epic adventure through the Candy Kingdom with your friends Lily, Mr. Hare, and Mr.... | Read more »
Ellipsis - Touch. Explore. Survive. (...
Ellipsis - Touch. Explore. Survive. 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: | Read more »

Price Scanner via MacPrices.net

Sale! 27-inch 3.2GHz 5K iMac for $1799, save...
B&H Photo has the 27″ 3.2GHz/1TB Fusion 5K iMac (MK472LL/A) on sale for $1799.99 including free shipping plus NY tax only. Their price is $200 off MSRP, and it’s the lowest price available for... Read more
cb Hardcase – Handmade and Premium Protective...
Baden-Baden, Germany based company cb innovations has introduced the new cb Hardcase for iPhone. Featuring fine Italian Premium leather that makes for a unique look and feel, the cb Hardcase... Read more
Free Quartz News Aggregation App Puts News Yo...
Quartz have released their new iPhone app. via the Apple App Store. The app, exclusive to iPhone (also compatible with iPad and iPod touch.), provides a whole new way to experience Quartz, which set... Read more
Apple Watch on sale for $100 off MSRP, free s...
B&H Photo has the Apple Watch on sale for $100 off MSRP. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY sales tax only: - Apple Watch Sport: $100 off - Apple Watch: $100 off Read more
Sale! B&H Photo offers 12-inch Retina Mac...
B&H Photo has 12″ Retina MacBooks on sale for $300 off MSRP for a limited time. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY tax only: - 12″ 1.1GHz Gray Retina MacBook: $999 $300 off MSRP - 12″ 1.... Read more
Save up to $470 with previous generation 27-i...
B&H Photo has previous-generation 27″ iMacs available for up to $470 off original MSRP, with prices starting at $1329. Each iMac includes free shipping, and B&H charges NY sales tax only: -... Read more
12-inch 1.1GHz Gray Retina MacBook on sale fo...
Musician’s Friend has the 12″ 1.1GHz Gray Retina MacBook on sale for $1199.99 including free shipping. Their price is $100 off MSRP, and it’s the lowest price available for this model. Read more
11-inch 256GB MacBook Air on sale for $999, $...
B&H Photo has the 11″ 1.6GHz/256GB MacBook Air on sale for $999.99 including free shipping plus NY sales tax only. That’s $100 off MSRP. MacMall has the 11″ 1.6GHz/256GB MacBook Air on sale for $... Read more
Free Reverso Context 3.1 For iOS Offers Conte...
Montreal, Canada based online and mobile translation and dictionary company Reverso has just released its Reverso Context 3.1 mobile app. The app provides its users with contextual translations of... Read more
Free SOSmart Automatic Car Crash Detection Ap...
Santiago, Chile based SOSmart SpA has announced release and immediate availably of SOSmart automatic car crash detection 2.4.8, an update to their app utility developed for iOS and Android devices.... Read more

Jobs Board

*Apple* Solution Specialist - Healthcare - C...
*Job Description* The Apple Solution Specialist - Healthcare proactively drives revenue and profit in the assigned sales segment, Healthcare, specific to Apple . This Read more
Infrastructure Engineer - *Apple* /Mac - Rem...
…part of a team Requires proven problem solving skills Preferred Additional: Apple Certified System Administrator (ACSA) Apple Certified Technical Coordinator (ACTC) Read more
*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions (US) - A...
Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, you're also the Read more
Simply Mac *Apple* Specialist- Service Repa...
Simply Mac is the largest premier retailer of Apple products in the nation. In order to support our growing customer base, we are currently looking for a driven Read more
*Apple* Reporter - Business Insider, Inc. (U...
Business Insider is looking for a reporter to cover Apple , the biggest and arguably most important company in tech. As our primary Apple reporter, you will: * Read more
All contents are Copyright 1984-2011 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.