While discussing "exhibits" in another thread, Dave McGuire <Mcguire@...> wrote:
> On 04/30/2012 03:01 PM, s100doctor wrote:
> > Ethernet? *Ethernet*? Wasn't this a discussion about "exhibits"?
> My PDP-11/70, circa 1975, has an Ethernet interface. ;)
Actually, this is a good point. You've got some kind of 10bT capability, right? Does it come out to DB-15 or BNC or what?
Likewise, the SGI exhibit runs 10bt or 100bT through twisted-pair RJ45's. It's possible Mike Loewen's HP's may have some sort of Ethernet. And someone may bring something else with some kind of TCP/IP support.
What would it take, to have a local Ethernet "backbone" through the exhibit area? Just enough that the 11/70 might be able to "ping" the SGI Indigo 2, at least? Seems to me, it would be prudent to isolate those systems from the Infoage "network", or only have one point of crossover. Smarter network persons than I, will know what it will take to do this.
Since I am commuting from home, I could possibly bring some additional items to assist work like this during the show. I do have some DB-15 to various converters (BNC, RJ-45). I might have an old "vampire" tap somewhere. and some fiber optic cable, but that's just too much work....
As a concession, I'll bring a S-100 card that supports "networking", but it might not be Ethernet. Not that I'll run it, but people can gauk at the technology....;)
> > Also, I have some of those COSMAC 1802 kits I brought last year,
> Hey, can you bring a set of bare boards for me?
That was quick! I suppose I could sell a board set, but I'm offering partial kits with the IC's and a few parts too. Contact me directly about this, but you can also get the boards by postal mail as well.