There are many issues about MacOS X networking that users,
developers, and Apple are just becoming aware of. You should
review pertinent Read Mes, technical notes, etc while troubleshooting
LAN problems related to OS X.
Note: The beta version of Internet Explorer included with
MacOS 10.0 is not stable and is not a good application to
use for troubleshooting OS X networking problems. OS X includes
a "Networking Utility" application that may be more
helpful in comparing behaviour in the OS X environment with
that in Classic 9.x.
Please review the pertinent Apple TILs thoroughly before
contacting us about problems with our products related to
OS X. Boot the same machine under MacOS 9.x. If the problem
does not occur in 9.x but only when running OS X then the
problem is not with our software per se but with Mac OS X.
If the issue is not covered in Apple's TILs then it may be
a bug and should be reported to Apple.
Apple Technical Notes for Mac OS 10.0.x
hardware may be unaccessible from the classic environment.
3rd party ethernet cards will not work on Mac OS X
OS X compatibility libraries are required in classic (9.1
shipped with OT 2.7.4; OS 10.0's classic 9.1 environment uses
OT 2.7.5 and other new libraries, compatibility unknown with
classic networking apps)
to report Mac OS X kernal panic screens to Apple
The technotes above provide a brief glimpse of the problems
you may experience upgrading to OS X and attempting to use
the classic environment with non-OS X native networking applications
and drivers. See ilenesmachine.com
for indexes of recent Apple TIL for MacOS X 10.0. Check with
Apple support site
to search for the very latest information.
OS X Beta TILs
TCP/IP prefs in the beta release (Sept 2000) may become damaged
preventing correct DNS resolution (Apple's TIL#106022).
The computer must be restarted after TCP/IP is reconfigured
for a change to take effect (see Apple TIL
#31245). Another, no Passive FTP mode is available in
OS X (TIL
#60735). OS X may not recognize any NICs if you attempt
to configure or have more than one installed (TIL#106038).
There are more TILs in a similar vane.
For OS X development status at Sustainable Softworks, visit
our Mac OS X Status page.