DECnet TRN Datalink spec, etc.

Dave Mitton dave at
Fri Apr 15 19:52:23 CDT 2016

On 4/7/2016 01:00 PM, cctech-request at wrote:
>Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2016 18:26:34 +0000
>From: <Paul_Koning at>
>To: <cctalk at>, <hecnet at Update.UU.SE>
>Subject: Document treasure trove
>While looking for DECnet documents, I noticed that there's a very 
>large collection at 
> .  Probably not 
>news to many, but in case some had not seen it...
>Among other things, there are two CD collections MDS-1997-10 and 
>MDS-2000-01.  The former contains a rather obscure document, the 
>DECnet Phase IV Token Ring datalink spec.  That also includes the 
>Phase IV routing layer tweaks necessary to support token ring -- or 
>other datalinks if you don't want to use the AA-00-04-00 prefix.
>         paul

As the primary author of that document, I still have a hard copy 
(available), and can answer any questions (if the neurons 
remember)   As well as a variety of other DECnet specs and 
documents.   Most of them were on the an HP site for awhile.  I don't 
know what survived the corporate split.


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