Definition - What does Open Transport mean?
Open Transport is a communications protocol for networks and Macintosh operating systems.
In 1995, Open Transport replaced MacTCP, which was Mac’s TCP/IP standard implementation through OS version 7.5.1.
Techopedia explains Open Transport
Open Transport supports AppleTalk and launched with the Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI)-based Power Mac 9500 (version 7.5.2). Open Transport is built on Mentat Portable Streams (MPS), which is a Unix-originated System V STREAMS platform that supports Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
Open Transport was eventually replaced by Mac OS X, but Open Transport application programming interfaces (API) are available as compatibility layers for older applications.
The Past, Present and Future of Autonomic Computing
Join thousands of others with our weekly newsletter
Free Whitepaper: The Path to Hybrid Cloud:
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide:
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor:
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic: