This article is from the MachTen & CodeBuilder FAQ, by Jaime Julca firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
G5.a. Can I create my own mirror of the Tenon FTP site?
Sure, but we'd like you to be authorized. Once you are authorized, we can
add you to the list of sites waiting to be on the mirror program. Contact
Jaime Julca to get started on a mirror site.
G5.b. How can I tell who logged in via anonymous FTP and which files they
Almost all of that information is in /var/log/ftplog. You can't be certain
of who logged in by anonymous ftp, but you can at least get the site that
they came from, and the e-mail address that they gave as a password (plus
all the files they got).
G5.c. If I update some of my domain name database files, what must I type in
order to load these new database files into the MachTen DNS server without
restarting the system?
Most programs will usually restart when killed with a SIGHUP. To load the
new database files, run 'ps -aux' to get the pid (process ID) of 'named.
Then run 'kill -HUP pid' where 'pid' is the ID of 'named'. Also remember to
update your serial number in your DNS files, so as to allow for propagation
to other DNS servers.
G5.d. Is multihoming possible under Power MachTen if I disable
OpenTransport's TCP/IP components and run with MachTen's TCP/IP stack?
Yes, you can multihome if you disable OpenTransport and run with our TCP/IP
G5.e. Is it necessary to use MacTCP rather than OpenTransport in order to
listen on multiple IP addresses for multihoming? Is MacTCP the better choice
for MachTen versus OT 1.1.1?
MachTen has its own TCP stack which allows multihoming. Neither MacTCP nor
OpenTransport have support for multihoming. In either case, MachTen's stack
should be used. MachTen's stack prefers to have MacTCP be the original
stack, so this is the preferred base.
G5.f. Are there any secrets in making MachTen work through ARA without
interfering with existing network conditions?
Remove the 'MacTCPdLib' from the MachTen Libraries folder. This will remove
MachTen's interaction with the Macintosh TCP/IP Stack. You *can* use both
OpenTransport and MachTenTCP if you have two IP addresses. If you move your
MacTCPdlib out of your Tenon Kernel Libraries (in the extensions folder),
the Mac applications will use OpenTransport. To do this, configure
OpenTransport on one IP address and MachTen on another.
G5.g. Can I run MacOS applications like NCSA Telnet and Netscape Navigator
while running MachTen?
Yes. As long as MachTen is the first TCP/IP application you run, you can run
any other TCP/IP application. MachTen must be the first one loaded because
it establishes its own networking environment, including its own TCP stack.
Other TCP/IP applications then run using MachTen's TCP stack.