A Hobbyist DECnet Network
drb at msu.edu
Thu Dec 8 18:03:52 CST 2005
> I'm interested in setting up a network of hobbyist DEC machines linked
> together in a DECnet phase IV network. Why? I suppose there's no
> really good reason, but it seems like it would be fun to be able to
> do "SHOW NET" or "NCP SHOW ACTIVE NODES" and see a whole long list
> of machines that aren't mine :-) Besides, it would be a good way to
> share access to real, non-simulated, VMS/RSX/RSTS and even, maybe,
> TOPS-10 or 20, machines.
That actually sounds interesting. Among other things, it would
give folks like me who are newish to decnet a way to test against
How would you protect these older systems against abuse from the random
crackers? VMS is probably tolerably safe in current versions, if
properly managed, but I'm betting there are problems with other OSes.
You could do vpns, I suppose.
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