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stand-alone ip networking

How do you do stand-alone ip networking on a Mac ?

locaHost doesn't seem to act very well while not connected. Is there something (free) like NT's "MS call-back" virtual card ?
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TheHubCommented:
I do not understand the contradiction. How can you network if you are standing alone?
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weedCommented:
or better yet WHY would you want a network with only one computer?
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TheHubCommented:
One is the lonliest number...
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TheHubCommented:
How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?
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macmannCommented:
What do you mean "stand alone", why in the world would you network with one computer????????
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rbrCommented:
Pls give more info what you want to do?
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seguretAuthor Commented:
Stand-alone TCP-IP networking is the use of TCP-IP to communicate from one program with another while not connected (so on the same Mac).
I'm a (PC) java developper. I wrote some application that do networking (among others a web-browser and a servlet-server). I'm used to go on programing on PC while not connected by using MS looping card (virtual network card).
I made a port of my main application on Macintosh (not to hard, It's pure java! just have to know that it's ten times or more slower...). It works fine but I have to be connected.

In summary, while not really connected, I want to connect from my mac to my mac in TCP-IP...
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TheHubCommented:
Sounds like fun...but...this question (include your last comment with the question) would be better served in the Macintosh Programming area of Experts-Exchange rather than the Macintosh Communication area.
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weedCommented:
how bout using 127.0.0.1 which is a loopback...that address always takes you to your point of origin. so for example if i got on my computer and telnetted to 127.0.0.1 i would see all my local directories...same with ftp.
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seguretAuthor Commented:
Sorry Weed, I must find another Mac to test it.
You may have to wait a little for your points...
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weedCommented:
hmmm...you shouldn't need another computer. it should loop directly to you.
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