HP 9000 Series 360 Thin LAN

Gregory Beat w9gb at icloud.com
Sat Feb 22 13:13:10 CST 2020

Some days I feel like “Doc Brown”, wondering where I parked the DeLorean.
YES ... connecting your HP 9000 to your private LAN would be useful.

ThinNet = 10-Base-2 = 10 MB Ethernet over RG-58/U 50 ohm coaxial cable.
The Series 360 workstation should also have an AUI port (15-pin D-subminiature with locking mechanism option).
I would recommend an AUI transceiver to 10-Base-T media converter (UTP with 8-pin modular jack).  Black Box, Unicom, and other brands are available.

You did not mention the Operating System (OS) that you have installed on this HP 9000 series 360.  HP-UX was the standard OS offering 30 years ago, when I went thru HP’s one month of classroom training on HP9000 hardware, networking, & HP-UX.

You will need the Ethernet network driver installed for your OS, and standard TCP/IP tools (telnet, ssh, ftp, nfs, etc.).

Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 10:19:40 -0800
From: Roger Addy <roger.addy at charter.net>
To: cctech at classiccmp.org
Subject: HP 9000 Series 360 Thin LAN

Hi All,
I am using an HP 9000 Series 360 with a "Thin LAN" coax card to run a 
piece of equipment. The LAN connection is not currently being used.? I'm 
wondering if it's possible to connect it to a modern ethernet network?? 
If so, what could I do with it? I found an adapter on Amazon. I would 
like to be able to transfer files and possibly print.? The file systems 
are not compatible except for maybe ASCII files.? Anyone have any 
thoughts?? Even if I could transfer files into another HP 9000 system it 
would be beneficial.

Thank you,

Roger A.

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