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  mactjaap (Profile)
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Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 8:25 am
MacIPgw virtual machine

Version 2.3 is now the current version of MacIPgw virtual machine. I publish it as VirtualBox Appliance. The file is a Open Virtualization Format Archive

Import it in VirtualBox. This is done under File / import Appliance.
Be sure that the network device is on Network Bridge Adapter. Sometimes it is recognized as a .tar. Be sure to save it as a .ova!

NEW in MacIPgw virtual machine version 2.3
A BIG NEW ONE!!!!…. Netatalk file sharing (2.2.5) added.

Now out of the box AppleShare file sharing. For old school Mac and new ones. If you open the Chooser you will find the MacIPgw File Server. On this server is a volume called: MacIPgw-DISK.

Login with the macipgw credentials:
username: macipgw
passwd: macipgw
You can upload your stuff here. I also put some old Internet goodies on the disk it for sharing…
User Guest can read this volume.
There is also a volume called Public Folder. This is for guest users. You can up and download here things without login in.

And more………

For debugging you can see the log at /var/log/afpd.log. This log is whipped every 12 hours so your disks stays clean.
Even more prevention of logs flooding
Instructions how to login in boot up messages
IP address is given in boot up messages for SSH connection or debug.

Improvements from older versions are in place:

Stopping the logfiles and cron from flooding the disk. My uptime is now 16 days and counting….
– A bigger disk, 1 GB in total. So more free disk space. So you can fill your home director with 100MB or more. Also and /extra directory with nearly 200 MB free space
– gw.macip.net and mac.macip.net are now resolved by DNS
– Installed nmap for testing
– Installed aecho for testing
– Installed Bash for more comfortable shell access
– Some more old services are starting up, besides telnetd and ftpd also tftpd, finger, daytime are started. Nice for testing old MacTCP applications. For ftp login with the macipgw account with password macipgw.
– Fixed typo in start up script which gave the impression that there was an 8 to much in macipgw DNS resolver.
– web server on port 80 so you can test a web browser. Point it to you will see a page telling you “It works!” Uses tthttpd in /etc/rc.local for startup.
– Lynx web browser. Login with telnet user: lynx and password: lynx and you will get the text only web browser so you can surf the web. No support for https however….
– Elinks web browser. Login with telnet user: elinks and password: elinks and you will get the text only web browser so you can surf the web. And yes… support for https!
– pkg added. Makes it simple to install binary packages to you macipgw virtual machine. Use as root. Look for packages with this command:
#pkg search package_name
or for more information
# pkg search –f package_name
# pkg search apache
Will give you al the possibilities for installing apache variants. Install with
#pkg install package_name
See for more information:


To set up MACIPGW, follow these steps:
• Download and install VirtualBox. https://www.virtualb.../wiki/Downloads
• Download MacIPgw-v2.3.ova virtual machine. (md5sum 43e67ecbc4c09aa1a2cc644403955133 – file size 237 MB)
• Open VirtualBox, and choose “Import Appliance…” from the File menu. Select the file you downloaded (MacIPgw-v2.3.ova).
• Click Import.
• When it’s done importing, click MacipGW v2.3, then click Settings, then click Network.
• Ensure that “Attached To:” is set to “…Bridged Adapter”.
• Click OK.
• Start him up! Select MacipGW v2.3 and click on green arrow…Start.


MacIPgw virtual machine
  feeef (Profile)
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Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:28 am
Thanks for sharing! It is very interesting!
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