Re: [midatlanticretro] Classic Ethernet for VCF-E?
- Dave McGuire <Mcguire@...> writes:
>On 04/30/2012 03:18 PM, s100doctor wrote: >> On 04/30/2012 03:01 PM,I wonder if you could port/backport CMU TCP/IP to that?
>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.
- 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).