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"connection to this server has been unexpectedly broken" error
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tonbo0422
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Apr 9, 2003, 01:38 PM
 
I'm pretty sure this has come up in a thread somewhere, but I couldn't find it in a search.

I have a local-area network and I'm trying to access a machine running OS X from my G4 running OS 9.2.2.

It's fine when I do it the other way--on the OS X machine to the OS 9 machine--but when I try from the OS 9 machine the other way, everything looks like it's going smoothly and then I get the error "The connection to this server has been unexpectedly broken."

When I do a search for this on the Web I get so many conflicting solutions (most of them mumbo-jumbo about IP addresses etc.) that I was wondering if there isn't a SIMPLE, step-by-step solution for this.

Incredible that Apple would create a situation where one of its older OSs can't talk to the newer one, when networking with Windows is old hat.
     
Cipher13
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Apr 9, 2003, 06:08 PM
 
More details?

IP configurations, routers, firewalls, etc?

The EXACT error message?

Is it a -36? If so, turn off the OSX firewalls you may have running.
     
tonbo0422  (op)
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Apr 9, 2003, 07:18 PM
 
That IS the exact error message. My G4 (OS 9) is connected by ethernet cable to a router which is connected to an Airport base station. The iMac flat panel 17" 1GB (OS X) is connected via an Airport card. There are no firewalls anywhere.

Just your ol' home network.
     
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Apr 10, 2003, 06:22 AM
 
I got this exact same message for the first time the other day (same situation). I managed to fix it by stopping file sharing on my iBook then starting it again. Worked like a charm for me...

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tonbo0422  (op)
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Apr 10, 2003, 12:54 PM
 
But are you running OS9 on your iBook and OS X on the other machine?
     
   
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