On Tue, 04 May 2004 09:08:05 +1200,
J.Random Luser (domain) wrote:
This is pretty simple. Network Browser under 9.2.2 support SLP and
AppleTalk for browsing. My recollection is that with 10.0 -> 10.2.8,
services were advertised using SLP.
With 10.3 Apple switched to using multicast DNS (Rendezvous). This
isn't supported by Network Browser on the 9.2 clients. So the solution
is to turn on AppleTalk to advertise the service.
The file-sharing connection is still made using TCP/IP.
To repeat myself, AppleTalk is used just for browsing in your example.
If you examine the network traffic, you will discover that the filesharing
connections between the 9.2.2 machines and the 10.3 machines are TCP/IP.
For a small non-routed LAN, this is as efficient as using SLP or multicast
DNS to advertise services. So there is no "great leap backwards".
But if you are really twigged out about it, just advertise services on the
10.3 box using SLP.
Bev A. Kupf
"The lyfe so short, the craft so long to lerne" -- Chaucer