Re: New Items for Swap Meet or InfoAge
- OK. I planned to bring these items (below) to the swap meet, but we
can discuss what not to bring. The items are about 1/2 mile from the
event at my office and a decision can be made Friday.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Jim Scheef <jscheef@...>
> And the Banyan server! Is there any software or documentation on
>model KFPS-4 Ethernet-->Apple Talk boxes.
> The Token Ring MAU should go to the museum along with the Kinetics
>upstars. Or maybe I could come over to your house after the swap to
> These items can go from your van into my wagon and bypass the trip
pick up these things.
>enough to estimate an ETA.
> I plan to drive down on Friday, I can call you when I'm close
>software. StreetTalk was the first directory-based LAN OS. There is a
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Jim Scheef <jscheef@...>
> To: email@example.com
> Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2006 2:13:20 PM
> Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] New Items for Swap Meet or InfoAge
> 1. I would like to play with the Banyan server if it has the
lot of interesting history surrounding this. After polluting my
basement for a while I would move it to the museum. I'd like to build
the most convoluted network possible in the museum as a demonstration
of "vintage LANs and protocols". When you look at these vintage LAN
products, it's easy to see why TCP/IP on Ethernet won. Banyan is a
good example of a great product where the company shot itself in the
foot. (The Tandy of networks.)
>terminals? This might be a good choice for the museum as an example
> 2. Is the Wangwriter a multi-user system? Do you have any
of the pinacle of the "word processor era". [FWTW, WangNet was
possibly the most difficult to install and run networks ever sold.
Naturally GF chose it as the backbone for LANs in the 'new'
headquarters because it was broadband and thus supported video
distribution as well as data. At best it barely supported the Wang
>hardware 'license key" Novell used as copy protection. If that's
> 3. sell it
> 4. Is this a TokenRing MAU? If so, it's museum material.
> 5. I'm not sure what this is but I suspect it is the
correct, please hang on to it for the museum. We may need it.
>1Mbps twisted pair LAN)? Either way, let's keep it.
> 6. Is this a ThinNET (coax) device or is it for StarLAN (early
> 7. Appletalk to Ethernet bridge - sounds cool - let's keep it.
> 8. & 9. ???? No idea.
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: B Degnan <billdeg@degnanco. com>
> To: midatlanticretro@ yahoogroups. com
> Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2006 4:23:12 PM
> Subject: [midatlanticretro] New Items for Swap Meet or InfoAge
> I have received the following items. These will be put into the
> auction in October and the remainder will be offered for donation
> to InfoAge.
> 1. Banyan Systems network File Server BNS386 (anyone know VINES?)
> 2. Wangwriter Model 5503 c. 1980
> 3. IBM Displaywriter System Chassis (without monitor or keyboard)
> 4. Synoptics Mod 2350 8 port concentrator (2)
> 5. Novell Netware Security Key Card c. 1988
> 6. Excelan, Inc. 8 port ethernet (pre 10b 2) hub
> 7. Kinetics model KFPS-4 Ethernet-->Apple Talk boxes. 10 base2
> 802.3B (2)
> 8. Hitachi 2.4 MB 5/14 drive HFD532EIU internal, unsure what this
> would go into.
> 9. Chatterbox Series 4000 backplane for ?? by J & L Information
> If anyone is interested in these items, let me know.
> Bill D
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