How to network an old Power MacIntosh 7200 w. MacOS7.5.2 to pull files from that Mac onto say a PC on the same LAN?
The 7200 has an ethernet port, but there doesn't seem to be a protocol shared between MacOS7.5.2 and e.g. my Windows 7. NetPresenz crashes/freezes on the Mac, Win7 doesn't support AppleShare, etc. etc.
Pls have real experience and not just googling around, thank you.
Yes I'm familiar w. Filezilla, but I don't believe MacOS7.5.2 has an FTP client (included w. the OS), am I wrong?
Hmm ok I will try tomorrow. BTW the 7200 is PPC not 68K, but I found the PPC download on that website you listed, system7today.com. Hopefully it won't freeze/crash like NetPresenz. If the client is stable I will be able to figure out the rest (I know FileZilla and how to lookup the server/client IPs, configure the ports, etc.). I know I have some filenaming issues (e.g. "/" is valid on the Mac but not on Windows), but worst case I will rename them before FTPing them.
Thanks greatly. If all goes well I'll rate/finish tomorrow.
Yeah, me too if it works! The Mac is at the office, which is why I can't check now (already home).
BTW re: your other suggestions, the Power Mac 7200 doesn't have USB ports, the only external disk xface on that computer is SCSI (and those are getting hard to find PC versions), and email wouldn't make sense for the 100's of files I want to migrate. The 7200 can barely do internet (IE 3.0 for Mac, most websites aren't compliant), hence a LAN based approach would be best, XXXXX XXXXX your FTP suggestion.
I've got both Mac and PC versions of the old Iomega Zip drives (and disks), but the disk formats seem to be problematic attempting to sneaker-net the files over using the Zip drives (i.e. my PC doesn't want to read the Zip drives formatted on the Mac, and vice versa). But if you know of a cross-Zip-format reading utility on Windows that'd be helpful too, thanks.
If Transmit 1.6 works, I'll happily rate/pay/whatever, I've wasted too much time on this project! Thx again.
Just an update, I downloaded/installed Transmit 1.6 PPC it apparently unstuffed OK (although it gave me a warning about needing Stuffit 5.0, clicking past it still created the Mac Folders), but launching Transmit gives me an error:
The application "Transmit" could not be opened because "TextCommon" could not be found.
I tried googling the above, nothing obvious yet... I may have to contact Panic (the authors of Transmit) to see what they say. Sigh.....
BTW sorry MacOS version is 7.5.5 not what I wrote earlier.
Hah, although Transmit 1.6 PPC gives me that error, it turns out that the 68K version (Transmit 1.6 68K) does *not*! So hurray! Installed Transmit 1.6 68K version on Power Macintosh 7200, Installed Filezilla Server on Windows PC, setup FTP user acct/password/homedir/permissions, opened Windows Firewall port, and it works!!! I will rate and close (I guess you have to reply one more time so that the rating is at the end), THANKS!!!