MicroVax II (Doug)

william degnan billdegnan at gmail.com
Sun Jul 31 16:40:55 CDT 2016

On Sun, Jul 31, 2016 at 3:58 PM, Steven M Jones <classiccmp at crash.com>

> On 07/31/2016 11:27, Douglas Taylor wrote:
> > On 7/31/2016 2:44 AM, Graham Reid wrote:
> >>
> >> They were just networked, it wasn't a cluster.
> >
> > Do you remember if the networking software was part of VMS 5.5 or was it
> > a third party?  I seem to remember third party TCPIP software,
> > Multiware, etc.
> If he meant they just used DECNET, then it basically came with the OS.
> You might have actually paid extra for it in a commercial setting - I
> only dealt with educational or hobbyist licensing, and it was included
> in those instances.
> By this time I think DEC had released their Ultrix Connection (UCX)
> TCP/IP and utilities product. It combined the protocol stack, some
> services and network utilities, and things like a ported Berkeley-style
> C shell (/bin/csh). Using that last was a mildly odd experience... They
> later replaced that with TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS.
> As Bill Degnan pointed out, the "hot ticket" commercial TCP/IP stack in
> the VMS 5.x era was MultiNet.
> There was the older CMU/IP package that everybody seemed to want to get
> off of as soon as something else was available. Process Software had
> TCPware, which I never encountered in the wild. And of course The
> Wollongong Group offered a TCP/IP stack along with Eunice (Unix emulator).
> --S.

If you can get the machine to my house some how I might be able to get
MULTINET on your VAX,or at a workshop in the MidAtlantic area.  I live near
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