Content by John Summerfield, © 1997 (original archived HERE).
Came the day my eldest daughter, a Uni student in Melbourne, wanted a
computer. I bought a new system unit, borrowed screen & keyboard &
pinched a hard disk from P100.
Maximus is all dressed up in a tower and sports 32 Mb RAM, two
HDDs totalling 3 Gb and a cheap NE2000 clone that came sans
software. A quick check with my search engine found three
packages on IBM sites so I grabbed the three and made my choice,
one assembled by Timothy Sipples, a well-known IBMer.
There's not a lot to say except that the machine slotted into the
LAN quite happily with the IP address 192.168.0.2 and has taken
over internetting duties. The extra 16 Mb RAM makes an enormous
I've not yet installed Peer on it so sharing information over the
LAN requires ftp and maybe telnet (or a walk round the room) to
move things into place.
I've set up printing as described for P100 using TCP/IP: although
P100 has TCP/IP printing configured, it actually uses Peer and a
When I manage to install Smartsuite on Maximus, the P100 is going to
retire to the Linux world ready for my daughter to take back to
Uni in July..
Getting the LAN on the Internet
IBM has made its Internet
Server available to any who wish to download it. I'm
running 4.1.3 and here are some of its highlights:
|| Saves refetching reused pages & images. Unlike caching with the
browser, the cache contents are shared with all users on the LAN
and all copies of the browser.
|| All machines on the LAN can access the internet for
WWW, ftp, gopher, WAIS.
Also means machines out there can't access machines on the LAN
excepting the one with the PPP or SLIP connection and you
may want that access.
| CGI support
|| Those wanting to create their own web pages and
enhance them with CGI can use this web server to test them.
Version 4.2 which I'm running on one machine directly supports
Perl and allows me to have web pages identical to those hosted on
my ISP's Linux systems
Of course, if you're permanently connected you can host the web
pages and CGI on your own machine and server the world from your