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Re: mma operational concepts
Mark Kotanchek asks: > ... > HOWEVER, I got to thinking some more (a dangerous thing, I know) and > started toying with the concept of buying a couple of 14.4 modems for > the machines and running the kernel on the NeXT and the front end on > the Powerbook/PowerPortrait. I was wondering if anybody had > implemented a similar configuration and, if so, what their impression > was of the setup? > I use a different setup, but a similar idea. At work I use a Mac front Mac front end to the same kernel via high speed modems and AppleTalk Remote Access. Works fine, unless you get sloppy and do something that generates a large amount of text or PostScript that the kernel sends back to the front end. Then it gets a little slow. But, to my mind the advantages of a powerful kernel, plus the Unix system allowing the use of InterCall, outway that disadvantage. Hope that helps Rob PS. In both cases, my front end / kernel communications are conducted via MacTCP. But in your case you'd just use the Comm ToolBox and a modem or a serial connection tool.