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Aunty Entity

Slip package

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Out of interest, does anyone know if there's a SLIP package in existance still?  I have an antique Apple IIgs which is having trouble with PPP and want to try it on SLIP which it used to do fairly happily. But I can't find any reference to one, just looking for confirmation though.

 

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A

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I'm assuming you're looking for the //gs to be the serial client, and a armbian box to be the SLIP server... I haven't done SLIP since Win3.1 with Trumpet Winsock :)

 

Do you have WiFi in the house?

 

If so, might be easier to set up an ESP8266 as a serial modem to WiFi adapter... the 8266 boards are quite reasonably priced, and work well...

 

https://github.com/option8/serial-wifi

 

And then on the GS, what stack are you running? I don't want to make assumptions, but marinetti is probably the better stack to use, and it's been a really long time for me, I do recall that it was fairly decent at PPP...

 

http://www.apple2.org/marinetti/

 

And perhaps another reason (with a nod to the folks at hackaday.io) - http://biosrhythm.com/?page_id=1453

 

 

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You're pretty much right all round there. The IIgs is the client, it is marinetti that I'm trying to use.  However its giving me nothing but grief, so I was considering trying SLIP.  Ahh yes there is wifi, and I have played with the esp boards before.  What I was wanting PPP for though, was routing what native tcp applications there are for the GS out into the real world.  And local networking NFS etc. Its more a convenience thing than a speed thing, give the best I'll get it 57.6k

 

on a side note, I never did like marinetti much... always used to fall over for me :/

 

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2 hours ago, Aunty Entity said:

However its giving me nothing but grief, so I was considering trying SLIP.

 

Found this digging around - ESP as a SLIP to WiFi router - so then Mini-DIN from the //gs to the ESP UART, and let the ESP do the routing for the slip connection perhaps...

 

https://github.com/martin-ger/esp_slip_router

 

That might work if you're comfortable working with the ESP platforms...

 

Haven't found much on any debian platform that is recent enough as SLIP was pretty much replaced by PPP due to more options...

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I agree.. I have a new set of options to try on pppd today, I'll come back to slip for another look after that.  Aside from it being slip, I'm not sure it really gets me much closer. I'd prefer to wire it in, I already have a handful of Opi's laying around doing nothing.  My hit miss rate with esp is about 50%, not terribly good.

 

A

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