MACIP refers to a standard for encapsulating
Internet Protocol (IP)
packets within the
AppleTalk DDP protocol. This allows Macintosh
Software implementing MacIP, such as
Open Transport , was
installed on the computer and a
MacIP Gateway was placed elsewhere on
the network. Applications that communicate with
The gateways were often implemented as part of a
Ethernet bridge device, small hardware systems primarily
designed to allow communications between
* 1 History * 2 See also * 3 References * 4 External links
SEAGATE was commercialised by Kinetics as the Kinetics Internet Protocol (KIP) for use with their FastPath LocalTalk-to-Ethernet bridge . Apple Computer adopted the usage of KIP and refer to it as MacIP.
One of the mandates for the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) "IP over AppleTalk" working group was to document existing MacIP implementations and to develop a specification for MacIP that could be proposed as a standard. A draft document was submitted, however it was not accepted as a standard and has subsequently expired.
Apple subsequently developed a new protocol AppleShare IP which is not backwardly compatible.
* ^ Cisco.com: AppleTalk Support Discontinuation * ^ Cisco.com: Setting Up MacIP, Doc-ID 10679 * ^ MacWorld 2004 Keynote: A History Of Macintosh Networking - reported notes - See "Macs and the Internet: a long digression" * ^ MacWorld 2004 Keynote: A History Of Macintosh Networking - relevant slide * ^ Bill Croft announces SEAGATE in TCP-IP list - See "000007" * ^ Bill Croft declares in net.micro.mac that Kinetics are using a modified version of the SEAGATE code * ^ IP Over AppleTalk Working Group Charter * ^ Internet-Drafts Database entry * ^ Latest draft document with content