It's running! Telnet to 126.96.36.199 to take a look and help me test it.
You can use the standard Windows telnet program, Putty, Linux, or
whatever you have handy.
Around 10 users can be on at the same time. When you sign on (no
password required) there will be a little menu to help you waste some
time. Some things you can do are see who else is on the server, view the
machine type, ROM BIOS date and DOS version, check the TCP/IP statistics
to see how much traffic it is handling, etc.
There are some upgrades since the last time I ran this test (in Dec 2007):
- The TCP/IP stack is much better
- I'm doing 'telnet' negotiation to figure out the terminal type, turn
echoing on, etc
- Crude line editing has been added
Right now it is running on my PCjr using a Xircom PE3 10BT. I plan to
leave it up as long as it runs, or three days, whichever comes first. It
is a PCjr so if there is a momentary delay, don't panic - it's probably
just doing disk I/O.
Backspace is a little dodgy .. it really wants ASCII 8 and a lot of
terminals and emulators do ASCII 127 instead. Try variations with the
shift and control keys if it doesn't work.
I'm still digging. I found more 550 stuff. I think this is everything
that came with the 550. Here's a chance for you 550 owner's to get the
whole set at one shot!
Original DS-DOS box and invoice.
Original Sanyo Easywriter ver 1.3 disk
Original Sanyo disk box with 550 dos ver 2.11 and BASIC 1.25, two
original Sanyo disk for InfoStar (set B disk 2 and 3 of 4; disks 1 and 4
are below), original Sanyo disk for DOS 1.25 and BASIC ver 1.1
Original Sanyo disk box with all three original disk of set A, WordStar
and CalcStar and a backup copy of DS-DOS.
Two card board dummy disks used to protect the floppy drives duing shipment.
>A few weeks ago we were talking about the Sanyo 550 series and someone
mentioned one of the alternates operating systems that supported 80 track
drives in the 550. I said that was DS-DOS by Michtron.
> Today I found an old Sanyo disk package with four disks for the 550. One
of them is DS DOS 2.11, one is InfoStar, one is MailMerge/SpellStar and the
other is a disk of misc utilities. The first three are original disks. In
additon, the InfoStar, MailMerge/SpellStar are Sanyo labeled disks that
came with the 550. If anyone wants them, trade me something I can use and
they're all your's.
I have a limited number of IBM 5151 monitors for sale. This is the
classic green screen monitor that shipped with the basic IBM PC 5150.
Condition is adequate. They are dirty but I will clean them up before
shipping out. Will test for basic functionality. No burn-in or other
problems, but no warranty either.
The price is $30 each plus shipping.
First come, first served.
Please contact me directly via e-mail.
Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer Festival
International Man of Intrigue and Danger http://www.vintage.org
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>Subject: Re: Gooey TU58 rollers
> From: "Ethan Dicks" <ethan.dicks at gmail.com>
> Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 17:39:20 -0500
> To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts" <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
>On 8/27/07, B M <iamvirtual at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I am trying to get a Vax-11/750 machine up and running. It looks like the TU58 drive
>> is suffering from the 'gooey roller syndrome'.
>> I see that people have successfully used 1/2 inch (ID) Tygon tubing to replace the
>> goo. Is there any specific type of Tygon tubing (eg. R3603, R2000, etc.) that is used?
>I don't know the particular variety I used in mine - I just went to
>the Lowe's down the street and bought a foot of 1/2" ID tubing -
>whatever they had on the shelf. I was unaware of a large amount of
>varieties of tubing, so I just used what they had in stock, and it
I started that many years ago like 1995ish. I spec'd Tygon (brnad name)
as that was available to me. Most any generic Vinyl tubing works so long
as it fits tight and has enough wall thickness.
After about 10 years it tends to get hard, the fix is obvious.
> does anybody have bits for the TI 960B (not 960A) minicomputer, e.g.
> software, schematics etc. ?
I have some additional material on the 960 that isn't up yet on
bitsavers. The 960 and 980 share some peripheral interfaces.
Did you end up with the 990 system as well?
[I hope this is on-topic; I believe the machine is at least 20 years old]
I have a NEC Spinwriter 5525 printer that is available for the cost of
shipping (free if you pick it up). The printer is a wide carriage and
appears to have a RS232 serial interface. I do not know if the
printer works or not.
The machine is located in Langdon Alberta Canada (postal code is T0J
1X1) which is approximately 10 minutes east of Calgary.
The machine is rather heavy. I estimate 50 pounds or more. If there
is no interest, the machine is headed to the e-waste recycling.
I can send pictures upon request.
Contact by e mail:
i a m v i rt ihatespam u al @ @ @ g ma il . c om <-- remove
spaces and ihatespam
I just joined this mailing list today on the advice of more than one vintage
computing contact. I was wondering if anyone could tell me anything about
the Protec Microsystems PRO-83 Z80 Single-Board Computer. I have conducted
an exhaustive search of the Internet and found only two sites (one from a
surplus store and a picture of it from a museum). I would appreciate any
information available, especially information regarding the power supply and
peripheral devices. Thank you very much.
MSN Photos is the easiest way to share and print your photos:
Any Hp Mpe folks left out there
I have non working 3000/37s with possibly good drives and a 3000 micro GX
that works but has a bad drive. I have tried to boot the micro GX from the
3000-37 drives and get this far.
Cold Boot >
Performing a Coldstart
Following Volumes not found
List Volume tables ?
Seems to freeze after that. It does this on 2 different drives.
Is this even possible to do ???
Does anyone have a OS tape for one of these ??? and which manuals
cover the boot menu and/or startup.
I would like to get both going but the 3000-37's have dead mother boards.
Stan Sieler, are you still around. Seems like every search I do comes up with
your name and advice.
g-wright at att.net
I have a couple of HPIB cables available at $15 the pair, shipped.
1 HP10833A ~42"
1 HP92220R ~12"
The 92220R has a right-angle connector at one end and the usual
straight connector at the other. (I wonder if the 'R' indicates
a right hand connector?)
First come, first served.
This is a belated response to a post you made here:
happened upon it while doing a 'for fun' search on the net for anything
doing with good ol' Century Data, my employer when I was young. Couldn't
resist responding to the post, even if it was half a year late!
The exerciser that you have is/was for the Trident series of hard disk
drives (predecessor to the Marksman). I was the main (in fact, pretty much
the ONLY) technician at Century Data/Calcomp, for these exercisers back from
the late 1970's to the mid 1980's, when they were phased out. I retired in
Have fun! (BTW, where'd you find one of these dinosaurs??)