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* Question about AppleTalkAndré G. Isaak
+* Re: Question about AppleTalkSavageduck
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| `* Re: Question about AppleTalkJ Burns
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Subject: Question about AppleTalk
From: André G. Isaak
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Organization: Christians and Atheists United Against Creeping Agnosticism
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2019 14:50 UTC
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From: agis...@gm.invalid (André G. Isaak)
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On early Mac Systems, the AppleTalk driver was called .MPP. Despite much googling and delving though Inside Macintosh, I've been unable to figure out what MPP actually stands for. Anyone know?

André

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Subject: Re: Question about AppleTalk
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On Nov 28, 2019, André G. Isaak wrote
(in article <qromrm$2h2$1@dont-email.me>):

On early Mac Systems, the AppleTalk driver was called .MPP. Despite much
googling and delving though Inside Macintosh, I've been unable to figure
out what MPP actually stands for. Anyone know?

André

Somehow “Mac Peer-to-Peer” comes to mind. However, that was dug out of
deep recesses of my memory, and is probably something quite different.

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Subject: Re: Question about AppleTalk
From: André G. Isaak
Newsgroups: comp.sys.mac.vintage, comp.sys.mac.system
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On 2019-11-28 8:07 a.m., Savageduck wrote:
On Nov 28, 2019, André G. Isaak wrote
(in article <qromrm$2h2$1@dont-email.me>):

On early Mac Systems, the AppleTalk driver was called .MPP. Despite much
googling and delving though Inside Macintosh, I've been unable to figure
out what MPP actually stands for. Anyone know?

André

Somehow “Mac Peer-to-Peer” comes to mind. However, that was dug out of
deep recesses of my memory, and is probably something quite different.


Hmmm. My guess was 'Macintosh Packet(?) Protocol', but that was just a guess. I'm trying to find something official. For all I know it's something entirely random, like Mezcal Party Pack.

André

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Subject: Re: Question about AppleTalk
From: J Burns
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On 11/28/19 10:47 AM, André G. Isaak wrote:
On 2019-11-28 8:07 a.m., Savageduck wrote:
On Nov 28, 2019, André G. Isaak wrote
(in article <qromrm$2h2$1@dont-email.me>):

On early Mac Systems, the AppleTalk driver was called .MPP. Despite much
googling and delving though Inside Macintosh, I've been unable to figure
out what MPP actually stands for. Anyone know?

André

Somehow “Mac Peer-to-Peer” comes to mind. However, that was dug out of
deep recesses of my memory, and is probably something quite different.


Hmmm. My guess was 'Macintosh Packet(?) Protocol', but that was just a guess. I'm trying to find something official. For all I know it's something entirely random, like Mezcal Party Pack.

André

Macintosh Protocol Package?


Subject: Re: Question about AppleTalk
From: André G. Isaak
Newsgroups: comp.sys.mac.vintage, comp.sys.mac.system
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On 2019-11-29 9:00 a.m., J Burns wrote:
Macintosh Protocol Package?

Except for the question mark at the end, that's the most sensible suggestion I've seen yet. I wonder if anyone can confirm this?

André

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Subject: Re: Question about AppleTalk
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On 11/29/19 10:42 AM, André G. Isaak wrote:
can
confirm this?

yes

originally called AppleBus Protocol Package

http://bitsavers.org/pdf/apple/networking/localtalk/AppleBus_An_Introduction_1985.pdf


Subject: Re: Question about AppleTalk
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On 2019-11-28 09:50, André G. Isaak wrote:
On early Mac Systems, the AppleTalk driver was called .MPP. Despite much googling and delving though Inside Macintosh, I've been unable to figure out what MPP actually stands for. Anyone know?


The fellow who designed it was not happy with the assignment.  He wanted to work on schedulers and other real time aspects of the system.

When he had to name the extension, he used the initials of his mother in law, 1 letter off.  (Nancy Quincy Quartermaine).

Apple engineering and marketing didn't catch on for a while.  When they did the file name extension was too deeply coded and all over release candidates and too much of a mess to cleanup.


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Subject: Re: Question about AppleTalk
From: André G. Isaak
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On 2019-11-29 12:41 p.m., Al Kossow wrote:
On 11/29/19 10:42 AM, André G. Isaak wrote:
can
confirm this?

yes

originally called AppleBus Protocol Package

http://bitsavers.org/pdf/apple/networking/localtalk/AppleBus_An_Introduction_1985.pdf

Thanks!

I had just starting sifting through the old ADC technical notes, which was proving quite a challenge. After finally managing to get MacWrite 4.5 up and running I suddenly discovered I also needed MS Word 3.0. Fortunately, I no longer have to cross that hurdle!

André

An aside: Neither Inside Macintosh Vol. 2 nor Inside Macintosh: Networking answered this, but what really surprised me is that the expression "MPP" does not occur *anywhere* in Inside AppleTalk.

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Subject: Re: Question about AppleTalk
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In message <qrrfa9$8bu$1@dont-email.me> J Burns <burns@nospam.com> wrote:
On 11/28/19 10:47 AM, André G. Isaak wrote:
On 2019-11-28 8:07 a.m., Savageduck wrote:
On Nov 28, 2019, André G. Isaak wrote
(in article <qromrm$2h2$1@dont-email.me>):

On early Mac Systems, the AppleTalk driver was called .MPP. Despite much
googling and delving though Inside Macintosh, I've been unable to figure
out what MPP actually stands for. Anyone know?

André

Somehow “Mac Peer-to-Peer” comes to mind. However, that was dug out of
deep recesses of my memory, and is probably something quite different.


Hmmm. My guess was 'Macintosh Packet(?) Protocol', but that was just a
guess. I'm trying to find something official. For all I know it's
something entirely random, like Mezcal Party Pack.

André
 
Macintosh Protocol Package?

That is correct. It replaced the earlier Apple Protocol Package.

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In comp.sys.mac.vintage Alan Browne <bitbucket@blackhole.com> wrote:

The fellow who designed it was not happy with the assignment.  He wanted
to work on schedulers and other real time aspects of the system.

When he had to name the extension, he used the initials of his mother in
law, 1 letter off.  (Nancy Quincy Quartermaine).

Apple engineering and marketing didn't catch on for a while.  When they
did the file name extension was too deeply coded and all over release
candidates and too much of a mess to cleanup.

Source?

And, there's no "file name extension" on early Macs. The .MPP driver was
included in the system file.

:wq! PoC



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Subject: Re: Question about AppleTalk
Date: 3 Dec 2019 22:08:00 GMT
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In comp.sys.mac.vintage André G. Isaak <agisaak@gm.invalid> wrote:

On early Mac Systems, the AppleTalk driver was called .MPP. Despite much
googling and delving though Inside Macintosh, I've been unable to figure
out what MPP actually stands for. Anyone know?

I just searched through the original Inside Macintosh Books but I didn't find
a word about what .MPP stands for. Maybe Macintosh Packet Protocol? Just a
guess, though.

:wq! PoC



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