Hi Paul, Concerning ethernet Mac <==> Wintel communication via an ethernet crossover cable, you write: > You can't do it with just system software on the Mac side. But > you can install a freeware FTP server on your Mac and then log > in from the PC using the PC's built-in FTP (available via DOS > shell). I can add that there's no need to suffer the raunchy default FTP application distributed with Windows. I've just downloaded and installed Smart FTP (SFTP) on my PC, and it is almost as good as Fetch on Mac. Now, what about freeware/shareware FTP server software for Mac, (or indeed for Wintel)? Cheers Laurent S. Related Tidbit:- http://www.tempel.org offers a recent update of Tom Templemann's excellent sys extension for reading Joliet CDs. So Mac can read Wintel CDs. Reciprocally, Wintel has long since been able to read Mac CD's of the ISO type with extended name conventions as made by Toast on Mac. That is my current Mac<=>PC pipeline. Not as flexible as an ethernet connection even with CDRW, but hefty. Use 7-zip on the PC side for archiving.