IBM PC Connecting to DECNET
rick at rickmurphy.net
Thu Jun 2 21:09:13 CDT 2022
On 6/1/2022 12:49 AM, Glen Slick via cctalk wrote:
> No one ever called it a "Digital Ethernet Personal Computer Bus
> Adapter", just a DEPCA. I never previously knew that there was any
> meaning behind the DEPCA name.
Yes, that's what it meant. "DELNI" - Digital Ethernet Local Network
Interface. "DESTA" - Digital Ethernet Station Termination Adapter. DELQA
- Digital Ethernet Local Q-Bus Adapter (this one probably means
something else. Working?). DEMPR - Multi Port Repeater. DEREP -
Repeater. And so forth. Yeah, nobody spelled it out, but those DExxx
names usually meant what the device was. DEBNT, DEUNA, DEQNA. Same
naming convention. I'm probably missing several.
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