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Maclan For NT vs. DAVE

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     We are connecting nine PPC's (os8.1) and 12 PC's to an NT4 server. For basic file/printer sharing, peer to peer, between macs and pc's, does anyone have an opinion as to which program is overall the better, as far as stability, speed, features, compatabilty, administrative control over the mac clients, etc.? - Miramar's MACLAN for NT or DAVE 2.0? We have  10/100 ethernet, MIS prefers that the macs not use appletalk (why, I haven't a clue), and go strictly tcp/ip, which I don't think is possible, I could be wrong. Is there a way of using tcp/ip and appletalk together? Any suggestions and opinions regarding the two programs, or of any other software or configurations,would be greatly appreciated!
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You want Dave (www.thursby.com).

Dave uses IP to talk to other PCs.  It has pretty much the same feel as AppleShare.  It is robust, quick, and the new version allows for the Mac to serve files (not just to connect to PCs)!

MacLan, on the other hand, makes NT speak AppleTalk.  It works very well, but then you'd have to be using AppleTalk on the Macs and IP on the PCs, which might be difficult to set up.  It also means that your other PCs couldn't see your Macs or vice versa.  With Dave, all Macs can see all PCs and with Dave 2, all PCs can see all Macs running Dave.

I hope this answers your questions.
-Curtis
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You rejected my answer without leaving a comment.  This makes it very difficult for me to determine what part of my answer you don't agree with.

Although I understand that it is your prerogative to reject my answer, I feel that you might at least give a reason.

-Curtis
(Did I mention that Dave supports printing as well?)
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Sorry Curtis, didn't really reject it, just waiting to see if there are more opinions out there. So far Im not too impressed that Maclan uses Appletalk. But my main concern is compatibilty with other mac extensions/init conflicts. I know DAVE 2.0 isn't released yet(?) Has anyone beta tested it? I don't want to download and install the demo (DAVE or MACLAN) until I'm somewhat sure it will run safely on the macs, I really don't have the time to waste figuring out init conflicts. Has anyone tried DAVE 2.0 or MACLan for NT?
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Dave 2.0 is actually released now!  I beta tested the beta, and let me tell you, it was damn smooth!

It runs seamlessly from the Windows users perspective.  They won't even know that they are logged on to a Mac.

The Mac side is fairly simple to set up and use.  (The documentation is very good.  It is an acrobat manual)

All in all, I recommend Dave 2.0.  Go get the demo.  It's well worth it!

I don't know of any specific extension conflicts that exist.  Give it a try and then let me know what you think.

-Curtis
p.s. I'm submitting this as a comment so it doesn't lock down the question.
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Doing more research it seems that Dave 2.0 looks to be the best bet, mainly for the fact that it uses Tcp/ip as opposed to appletalk, and also the fact that the user license is alot cheaper, we'll download the demo and check it out for ourselves, thanks for the help and suggestion. I'm not sure how to credit you with the points, do you respond back as an answer? Let me know, thanks,             -Osiris
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I respond as an answer.  Let me know how Dave works for you.  I'd be interested to know if it serves you as well as it does me.

Glad to have been able to answer your questions.
-Curtis
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