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Re: [midatlanticretro] Classic Ethernet for VCF-E?

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  • system@great-escape.tmesis.com
    ... I wonder if you could port/backport CMU TCP/IP to that?
    Message 1 of 59 , Apr 30, 2012
      Dave McGuire <Mcguire@...> writes:

      >On 04/30/2012 03:18 PM, s100doctor 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?
      > It comes out to an AUI interface on a DB-15, as most (probably all)
      >pre-desktop DEC machines do. I use a 10baseT transceiver from that.
      >> 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.
      > Well, my PDP-11/70 is running RSTS/E, for which no TCP/IP support
      >exists. It does speak DECnet, however.

      I wonder if you could port/backport CMU TCP/IP to that?
    • system@great-escape.tmesis.com
      ... Pretty much so...
      Message 59 of 59 , May 2, 2012
        Neil Cherry <ncherry@...> writes:

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        >The good news is that if we can get our hands on some Vintage Cisco
        >routers we can pretty much network anything that supported Ethernet
        >formatted packets. At layer 2 the Ethernet packets are all the same, as
        >far as dumb layer 2 devices are concerned (this applies to anything that
        >used 10Base2, 10Base5 or 10BaseT).

        Pretty much so...
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