Re: NTLK newt's fatal flaw

From: Bill Moser (
Date: Thu Jan 06 2000 - 01:19:51 EST

Hi. Just to throw in $0.02 on this, I looked into finding info about the
Dock application a while back for another reason. What I was told is that
the Dock application spits out Flattened Frames Format, which is "slightly"
documented. The Dock app itself is not documented anywhere. The way that
info is stored in a backup file is such that you'd need info in a Newton's
ROM to decrypt it.

All that said, I hope you succeed!

Bill M.

> > OTOH, it's very easy to do sockets in Java, so Ethernet syncing would,
> > from a connection standpoint, be easy to implement.
>The connection is made easily in LabVIEW too, but in case of the Newton
>the protocol is the problem. I assume that Apple hided some essential
>informations of e.g. the backup protocol somewhere in a proprietry code
>piece, like a DLL or DIL.

Oh, so you're planning on using the Newton's own Connection/Dock program?
Wouldn't it be easier to write a new connection util to send the data
rather than try to decode whatever Apple did? (Or is Connection
documented somewhere...)
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