DECnet,SNA vs TCP/IP / was Re: AS/400 a "VAX killer"?
tpeters at mixcom.com
Wed Jan 9 16:53:46 CST 2008
At 08:48 PM 1/8/2008 -0800, you wrote:
>On Jan 8, 2008 8:11 PM, Brent Hilpert <hilpert at cs.ubc.ca> wrote:
> > I well remember linking VAXes together and fighting with 2-metre loops of
> > thick-wire ethernet while banging those damned metal brick transceivers
> > until DEC saved us all with that first 8-port ethernet 'hub' (although the
> > transceiver cables were still a pain). (Am I correct in recalling it
> was called
> > the DEQNA?).
>DEQNA = Q-bus Ethernet (M7504), replaced by DELQA (M7516) and DESQA (M3127)
>Maybe you meant DELNI = Digital Ethernet Local Network Interconnect,
>which had 8 local AUI ports.
No, there was a box called DQUNA or something like that too-- I used DELNI
and DQUNA boxes at a medical diagnostics manufacturer. I think maybe one of
them was a thin-net concentrator???
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