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EasyTransfer is a file transfer utility that allows you to access files on Macintosh computers over the Internet. In a way, it is a bit like FTP, except that is designed to run exclusively on Macs. EasyTransfer is really two applications: a server (EasyServer) to make a Mac accessible over the Internet, and a client (EasyClient) to actually access it.
Without EasyTransfer, Mac would have to be preprocessed ("BinHex'd" or "Stuffed") before they can be transmitted over a network but because EasyTransfer runs on Macs only, it completely avoids this extra effort. One of the main aims of EasyTransfer is to provide a simple, easy to use way of accessing remote Macs. The functionality it offers has deliberately been restricted. EasyTransfer offers fast data transfer.
Over local links throughput of 350kBytes/sec is possible. It also provides run-time compression (40% - 60% is typical). The latest version of EasyTransfer can always be obtained from ftp://mac-ftp.cs.strath.ac.uk/macstuff/EasyTransfer/. Setup is very easy and a step-by-step guide is provided. Please make sure you read step 5 under 'Setting up EasyClient', as it is extremely important for slow-line links such as modems.
EasyTransfer_3.1.sit (343.74 KiB / 351.99 KB)
EasyTransfer server+client v3.1.0b8 / compressed w/ Stuffit
At least 1.6MB of free RAM
Mac OS 7.x - Mac OS 9.2.2
Warning: The whole OS freezes when quitting any of the 2 apps under Mac OS 9.0.4, at least under the SheepShaver emulator.
Emulating this? It should run fine under: Basilisk II