MacPPP

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What is MacPPP?

MacPPP is a Macintosh implementation of PPP, the Point-to-Point Protocol, which allows you to use TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) over asynchronous serial lines. MacPPP makes it possible for your Mac to act as a host on the Internet, and, therefore, as a peer with other host computers around the world. This means that you can use telnet, FTP, Gopher and WAIS clients, and other services directly from your Macintosh.
 
To use MacPPP, you must be dialing into a terminal server that is capable of supporting PPP, such as a Merit/MichNet Secondary Communications Processor.
 
MacPPP works with applications that use MacTCP, such as NCSA Telnet and VersaTerm 4.6 and higher. MacTCP is Apple's control panel device that provides a standard network interface for TCP/IP applications.
 
MacPPP 1.1 is a Line Access Protocol (LAP 'mdev') driver for MacTCP. This version does not support AppleTalk over PPP.


The second download is MacPPP v2.1.1SD, an unofficial modified/updated version released in 1995 by Steve Dagley. It differs from the official Merit MacPPP 2.0.1 release in that it provides the following additional features:

· Supports DTE rates of 115Kbps and 230Kbps on Macs w/GeoPort serial architecture.
   This can be useful for folks with 28.8 modems or serial ISDN Terminal Adapters.
· Compatible with Apple's new Open Transport TCP/IP replacement for MacTCP.
   See below for OT configuration instructions.
· Compatible with PSI's implementation of ISDN PPP service courtesy of John Stephen.
· Timing change for modems that can't respond to commands quickly. Also by John Stephen.
· Displays modem connect info in MacPPP Status dialog courtesy of Steve Brecher.


MacPPP was the first major freeware PPP client for Mac OS. The Merit Network, Inc., first released it for the University of Michigan in 1993. The university ceased development after version 2.0.1, but made the source code publicly available. Many organizations and individuals have modified it and released their own versions since. Apple Computer, for example, distributed several updates of its MacPPP variant with its Internet Connection Kit. FreePPP was also originally based on MacPPP.

University of Indiana, University Technology Services. (2018). For Mac OS, what is MacPPP? kb.iu.edu/d/aghk.

 


Download MacPPP for Mac

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MacPPP v2.0.1 / compressed w/ Stuffit
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MacPPP v2.1.1SD (unofficial) / compressed w/ Stuffit
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Architecture


Motorola 68K



System Requirements

From Mac OS 6.0 up to Mac OS 8.0





Compatibility notes

Architecture:

System 6.0.5 - Mac OS 8.x

MacTCP v1.1 or later

 


Emulating this? It could probably run under: Basilisk II





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