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Internet Technology for theInternet Technology for the
Commodore 64Commodore 64
Leif BloomquistLeif Bloomquist
World of Co...
Why TCP/IP (and Ethernet)?Why TCP/IP (and Ethernet)?
Novelty! (“Chindogu” in Japanese)Novelty! (“Chindogu” in Japanese)
Us...
About TCP/IP and EthernetAbout TCP/IP and Ethernet
The TCP/IP Stack ModelThe TCP/IP Stack Model
Email, WWW, FTP, etc. (Data)Email, WWW, FTP, etc. (Data)
TCP,UDP (Connections...
Layers “talk” to their equivalent on either endLayers “talk” to their equivalent on either end
Physical
Data Link
Network
...
Who Provides Which Parts?Who Provides Which Parts?
Physical
Data Link
Network
Transport
Application
Your program!
Operatin...
A Simple Ethernet NetworkA Simple Ethernet Network
Computer #1
192.168.1.101
MAC: 00-90-4B-1F-13-17
Gateway
Private IP: 19...
EncapsulationEncapsulation
Data Link
Network
Transport
Application
All layers have a “header” followed by dataAll layers h...
Transport Control Protocol (TCP)Transport Control Protocol (TCP)
““Phone call”Phone call”
Guarantees delivery and packet o...
User Datagram Protocol (UDP)User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
““Postcard”Postcard”
No guarantees.No guarantees.
Heartbeats, che...
HardwareHardware
RR-NetRR-Net
Also requires one of:Also requires one of:
 Retro Replay CartridgeRetro Replay Cartridge
 MMC64 CartridgeMM...
ETH64ETH64
Also requires an IDE64Also requires an IDE64
Not RR-Net compatibleNot RR-Net compatible
Approximate Cost: $100 ...
C64NICC64NIC
In developmentIn development
RR-Net compatibleRR-Net compatible
StandaloneStandalone
Based on original “The F...
““Super Snapshot Pro” (Tentative Name)Super Snapshot Pro” (Tentative Name)
In developmentIn development
95% RR-Net compati...
More hardware to come?More hardware to come?
Enhanced TFE - in developmentEnhanced TFE - in development
Other products soo...
SoftwareSoftware
ContikiContiki
Multitasking O/S for C64 with Web Browser, Web Server, Telnet Client, Email,Multitasking O/S for C64 with W...
Singular BrowserSingular Browser
Standalone Web BrowserStandalone Web Browser
GuruTermGuruTerm
Pseudo-Telnet client for calling Commodore Telnet BBSesPseudo-Telnet client for calling Commodore Telnet ...
Warpcopy64Warpcopy64
Ultra-fast disk and program transferUltra-fast disk and program transfer
Turn a 1541 disk into a .D64...
DiskImagery64DiskImagery64
D64 Editor for Mac/Linux/PCD64 Editor for Mac/Linux/PC
Integrates with Warpcopy64Integrates wit...
UDPSlave and NetmonUDPSlave and Netmon
View/manipulate C64 memory from a PC over EthernetView/manipulate C64 memory from a...
The Final Replay ROMThe Final Replay ROM
Optional ROM for theOptional ROM for the
Retro Replay CartridgeRetro Replay Cartr...
Artillery Duel NetworkArtillery Duel Network
Proof-of-concept networked game between two C64s over the InternetProof-of-co...
Libraries and StacksLibraries and Stacks
uIPuIP – The core of– The core of ContikiContiki. Written in C. Not tied to. Writ...
VICE Emulator SupportVICE Emulator Support
Emulates RR-Net or TFEEmulates RR-Net or TFE
Emulation 95% accurateEmulation 95...
The Future?The Future?
(What I’d like to see)(What I’d like to see)
A cheap, completely standalone EthernetA cheap, comple...
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Internet Technology for the Commodore 64

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My (slightly dated) overview of the state of the art of Internet connectivity for the Commodore 64, circa 2007.

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Internet Technology for the Commodore 64

  1. 1. Internet Technology for theInternet Technology for the Commodore 64Commodore 64 Leif BloomquistLeif Bloomquist World of Commodore 2007World of Commodore 2007
  2. 2. Why TCP/IP (and Ethernet)?Why TCP/IP (and Ethernet)? Novelty! (“Chindogu” in Japanese)Novelty! (“Chindogu” in Japanese) Useful for data transfer between C64 and PC/MacUseful for data transfer between C64 and PC/Mac Useful tools (terminal programs, crossdev, etc.)Useful tools (terminal programs, crossdev, etc.) Games (coming slooowly)Games (coming slooowly) This talk only addresses “true” Ethernet solutions, butThis talk only addresses “true” Ethernet solutions, but other approaches (dialup, PPP, gateways) exist.other approaches (dialup, PPP, gateways) exist.
  3. 3. About TCP/IP and EthernetAbout TCP/IP and Ethernet
  4. 4. The TCP/IP Stack ModelThe TCP/IP Stack Model Email, WWW, FTP, etc. (Data)Email, WWW, FTP, etc. (Data) TCP,UDP (Connections or Paths)TCP,UDP (Connections or Paths) IP (Packets)IP (Packets) Ethernet (Frames)Ethernet (Frames) CAT5 (Bits / Voltages)CAT5 (Bits / Voltages)Physical Data Link Network Transport Application
  5. 5. Layers “talk” to their equivalent on either endLayers “talk” to their equivalent on either end Physical Data Link Network Transport Application Physical Data Link Network Transport Application Virtual Connection Physical Connection Computer AComputer A Computer BComputer B
  6. 6. Who Provides Which Parts?Who Provides Which Parts? Physical Data Link Network Transport Application Your program! Operating System Network Card Physical Cable
  7. 7. A Simple Ethernet NetworkA Simple Ethernet Network Computer #1 192.168.1.101 MAC: 00-90-4B-1F-13-17 Gateway Private IP: 192.168.1.1 MAC: 00-40-41-14-20-61 Public IP: 216.3.6.99 MAC: 00-30-44-17-95-45Computer #3 192.168.1.103 MAC: 00-80-1B-34-55-16 Other Segment s (Internet) Computer #2 192.168.1.102 MAC: 00-90-4B-14-23-65
  8. 8. EncapsulationEncapsulation Data Link Network Transport Application All layers have a “header” followed by dataAll layers have a “header” followed by data Higher-level layers reside inside data area of lower layer High-level packets are broken up across lower-level packets if needed
  9. 9. Transport Control Protocol (TCP)Transport Control Protocol (TCP) ““Phone call”Phone call” Guarantees delivery and packet order.Guarantees delivery and packet order. Heartbeats, ACKs and timeouts built-in.Heartbeats, ACKs and timeouts built-in. More background “stuff” on network.More background “stuff” on network. Use when the data must arrive, but timing isUse when the data must arrive, but timing is not important.not important.
  10. 10. User Datagram Protocol (UDP)User Datagram Protocol (UDP) ““Postcard”Postcard” No guarantees.No guarantees. Heartbeats, checksums, ACKs and timeoutsHeartbeats, checksums, ACKs and timeouts provided by...you! (if needed)provided by...you! (if needed) Use when fast/predictable delivery is need,Use when fast/predictable delivery is need, but can tolerate lost or out-of order of data.but can tolerate lost or out-of order of data.
  11. 11. HardwareHardware
  12. 12. RR-NetRR-Net Also requires one of:Also requires one of:  Retro Replay CartridgeRetro Replay Cartridge  MMC64 CartridgeMMC64 Cartridge  IDE64 V4 (In development)IDE64 V4 (In development) De facto StandardDe facto Standard Approximate Cost: $75 for RR-Net onlyApproximate Cost: $75 for RR-Net only
  13. 13. ETH64ETH64 Also requires an IDE64Also requires an IDE64 Not RR-Net compatibleNot RR-Net compatible Approximate Cost: $100 for ETH64 onlyApproximate Cost: $100 for ETH64 only
  14. 14. C64NICC64NIC In developmentIn development RR-Net compatibleRR-Net compatible StandaloneStandalone Based on original “The Final Ethernet” prototype by AdamBased on original “The Final Ethernet” prototype by Adam Dunkels and Net64 by Till HarbaumDunkels and Net64 by Till Harbaum Approximate Cost: $50?Approximate Cost: $50?
  15. 15. ““Super Snapshot Pro” (Tentative Name)Super Snapshot Pro” (Tentative Name) In developmentIn development 95% RR-Net compatible95% RR-Net compatible Compatible with Super Snapshot 5Compatible with Super Snapshot 5 Flash card reader (similar to MMC64)Flash card reader (similar to MMC64) Approximate Cost:?Approximate Cost:?
  16. 16. More hardware to come?More hardware to come? Enhanced TFE - in developmentEnhanced TFE - in development Other products soon?Other products soon?
  17. 17. SoftwareSoftware
  18. 18. ContikiContiki Multitasking O/S for C64 with Web Browser, Web Server, Telnet Client, Email,Multitasking O/S for C64 with Web Browser, Web Server, Telnet Client, Email, IRC, and more!IRC, and more!
  19. 19. Singular BrowserSingular Browser Standalone Web BrowserStandalone Web Browser
  20. 20. GuruTermGuruTerm Pseudo-Telnet client for calling Commodore Telnet BBSesPseudo-Telnet client for calling Commodore Telnet BBSes
  21. 21. Warpcopy64Warpcopy64 Ultra-fast disk and program transferUltra-fast disk and program transfer Turn a 1541 disk into a .D64 in 22 secondsTurn a 1541 disk into a .D64 in 22 seconds Drag&drop files between C64 and PCDrag&drop files between C64 and PC Only Supports RR-NetOnly Supports RR-Net Network
  22. 22. DiskImagery64DiskImagery64 D64 Editor for Mac/Linux/PCD64 Editor for Mac/Linux/PC Integrates with Warpcopy64Integrates with Warpcopy64
  23. 23. UDPSlave and NetmonUDPSlave and Netmon View/manipulate C64 memory from a PC over EthernetView/manipulate C64 memory from a PC over Ethernet
  24. 24. The Final Replay ROMThe Final Replay ROM Optional ROM for theOptional ROM for the Retro Replay CartridgeRetro Replay Cartridge CodeNet:CodeNet:  Command-line tool for the PC for cross-developmentCommand-line tool for the PC for cross-development  Send code and data from PC to C64 over the networkSend code and data from PC to C64 over the network  Execute code remotelyExecute code remotely NetDrive:NetDrive:  Use your PC’s hard drive as a virtual drive for C64Use your PC’s hard drive as a virtual drive for C64
  25. 25. Artillery Duel NetworkArtillery Duel Network Proof-of-concept networked game between two C64s over the InternetProof-of-concept networked game between two C64s over the Internet Uses the netlib64 stackUses the netlib64 stack Internet Commodore 64 #1 Commodore 64 #2
  26. 26. Libraries and StacksLibraries and Stacks uIPuIP – The core of– The core of ContikiContiki. Written in C. Not tied to. Written in C. Not tied to any particular hardware. All major protocols.any particular hardware. All major protocols. netlib64netlib64 – A very lightweight all-ML library. Written– A very lightweight all-ML library. Written in DASM assembler. Supportsin DASM assembler. Supports RR-NetRR-Net andand ETH64ETH64. Supports UDP, but not TCP (yet).. Supports UDP, but not TCP (yet). ip65ip65 – Written in ca65 assembler. Supports– Written in ca65 assembler. Supports RR-RR- NetNet only. Supports UDP, but not TCP (yet).only. Supports UDP, but not TCP (yet).
  27. 27. VICE Emulator SupportVICE Emulator Support Emulates RR-Net or TFEEmulates RR-Net or TFE Emulation 95% accurateEmulation 95% accurate
  28. 28. The Future?The Future? (What I’d like to see)(What I’d like to see) A cheap, completely standalone EthernetA cheap, completely standalone Ethernet cartridge.cartridge. A standard interface to the all cartridgesA standard interface to the all cartridges (similar to RR-Net)(similar to RR-Net) More games!!More games!!

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