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Poll : Do you use Envoy on your LAN-connected Amigas?
Yes - like the poll says, using Envoy is a no-brainer
No, but I intend to try it out
No, but I have actually used it before
[POLL] Do you use Envoy on your Amigas?
Posted on 22-Jun-2022 18:44:11
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From: EU <3 ❤️

Most Amiga users likely know that there are several different networking options available for AmigaOS. Apart from TCP/IP based networking services like Roadshow (developed and maintained by AmigaOS developer Olaf 'Olsen' Barthel) and support for Novell networks (using software developed by Oxxi), using Commodore's native AmigaOS networking service Envoy can be thought of as a no-brainer for any Amiga user with two or more Amiga systems on their LAN. Since Envoy supports all OS releases from 2.0 to 4.1, compatibility is pretty much ensured for 99% of all Amiga users. Similar to Novell, Envoy offers features such as media sharing but unlike other networking options, Envoy is written exclusively for AmigaOS with tight system integration and resource efficency. Moreover, third party developers will likely enjoy Envoy's OS conforming, friendly API.

In this Special Poll, you are kindly but firmly asked to raise your voice and let the site know about if you've ever used Envoy - or, for that matter, if you plan to.

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Re: [POLL] Do you use Envoy on your Amigas?
Posted on 22-Jun-2022 20:56:03
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Envoy is brilliant. Such a nicely put together piece of software. Shame that the guy who currently owns it won't open source it or sell the IP to anyone else. Or do anything with it himself.


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Re: [POLL] Do you use Envoy on your Amigas?
Posted on 23-Jun-2022 1:45:27
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From: Melbourne, Australia


I have to admit that I have never tried it out, and I'm ashamed to say that I have always assumed that it has no usefulness in a contemporary context.

That said, I have habitually only had one Amiga actively on the network at a time using AmiTCP 4.2, while the others are stored away. But recently I have had both the A4000 and Vampire SA V4+ concurrently on the network.

I think it's time I look into Envoy and see what it's all about.

If that is the status of Envoy code/progress, then that is very unfortunate.

All the way, with 68k

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Re: [POLL] Do you use Envoy on your Amigas?
Posted on 23-Jun-2022 9:14:20
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From: Trondheim, Norway

Using Envoy alongside an IP stack is troublesome*, and doesn’t really offer more than what Amiga NetFS (which actually is maintained) offers.

* (sharing sana2 device, not all sana2.devices understand that they can be shared.. Envoy and bsd stacks having reversed uid/gid numbering and more)


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Re: [POLL] Do you use Envoy on your Amigas?
Posted on 23-Jun-2022 12:32:44
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Personally I would do this: Use Envoy on top of a virtual slip device i.e. netser.device to connect two machine point to point, over TCP/IP, rather than using Envoy's own 'Envoy / Ethernet' protocol

Why? For the fun of it.


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