MicroVax II (Doug)

Douglas Taylor dj.taylor4 at comcast.net
Sun Jul 31 21:00:44 CDT 2016

On 7/31/2016 5:40 PM, william degnan wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 31, 2016 at 3:58 PM, Steven M Jones <classiccmp at crash.com>
> wrote:
>> 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
> Philadelphia
> Bill


I am planning on bringing the MVII to VCF East next spring (assuming I 
get it up and running) .  I don't know of any other workshops, what were 
you thinking?


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