First Northern Germany DECnet Party

John A. Dundas III dundas at caltech.edu
Thu Aug 21 10:21:27 CDT 2008


>  >>>>> "John" == John A Dundas, <John> writes:
>
>  John> At 2:03 PM -0400 8/20/08, Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
>  >> Paul Koning wrote:
>  >>> Just a reminder -- DECnet doesn't mean just DEC hardware (real or
>  >>> simulated).  For example, Linux supports DECnet.
>  >>  IBM Mainframes and Cisco Routers support DECnet.
>
>  John> TSSnet provided DECnet for old Mac OS.
>
>Was that Stu Wecker's company, or is that a different one?  They sold
>DECnet implementations for various machines.

TSSnet was by Thursby Software Systems, William (Bill) Thursby.  They 
are still very much in business (thursby.com) but TSSnet was retired 
long ago.  I don't know its current status.

>Contrary to what's often written, DECnet always was an open protocol,
>which everyone was free to implement.

Very true.

John



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