Using MachTen on a computer not connected to a network.
Proper use of MachTen and X Windows requires that MachTen bne connected to a
network. Many users of MachTen have only temporary PPP connections to the Internet.
When not online, proper execution of the following instructions can allow your
MachTen and X to work while you are "offline".
Before you start, if you have a G3, and are using a system prior to 8.5:
download Apple's G3 Ethernet (Built-In) driver version 2.0.4 and install it. This
fixes problems with the ethernet driver that came with many G3s.
Here is how to set up your system for loopback-mode:
- Open the AppleTalk control panel, and make sure that it is set to "Connect via Printer Port". Verify that
AppleTalk is set to "Active" in the Chooser.
- Set the TCP/IP Control Panel "Connect via" menu to "AppleTalk (MacIP)".
- Set the TCP/IP Control Panel "Configure" menu to "Using MacIP Manually".
- Set the TCP/IP Control Panel "IP Address" to "10.0.0.1".
- Set the TCP/IP Control Panel "Router address" to "10.0.0.1".
- Set the TCP/IP Control Panel "Name Server addr" to "10.0.0.1".
- Set the TCP/IP Control Panel "Search Domains" to "bogus.com".
- Look in the MachTen folder for the Tenon kernel libraries. In this folder, you
should find a file called OTSocketLib. In the disabled folder, you should find a file
called SocketLib. Exchange these two files so that OTSocketLib is in the disabled folder
and Socketlib is in the Tenon kernel libraries folder.
- Open the MachTen control panel and change the settings to match those below:
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