early networking (was Re: G4 cube (was Re: 68K Macs with MacOS 7.5 still in production use...))
other at oryx.us
Wed Sep 14 20:30:57 CDT 2016
Banyan Vines - did LOTS of Banyan stuff from the military. Thousands of end
users. Great stuff, but Banyan had no more product marketing skills than IBM
did with OS/2. The Banyan NOS stuff ran on top of a SysV Release III Unix if I
remember correctly. Its been a while.
ARCnet - saw some of this, not a lot though
ENS StreetTalk - Again from Banyan, IMHO, the first real practical directory
service. Even as Banyan Vines (proper) servers were dwindling, we ran
StreetTalk on top of Solaris boxes.
OS/2 stuff - did more than my fair share of OS/2 stuff. For file shares
primarily SMB, but a lot over NFS also.
NFS - really surprised from the OP's comments. NFS file shares have been the
"bread-N-butter" of files shares for (me) for over 2 decades
GOSIP - Anyone remember this? I spent 6 months, 8 hours a day learning
intricate details about GOSIP in the mid 1990's. FWIW, this is/was the only
networking protocol that actually matches up with the OSI 7 layer model. No,
TCP/IP doesn't come anywhere close. Read more here if you are really interested:
IBM System 34 & 36 mini's - got my start here.
I guess we ultimately all have unique experiences.
Unix and (Cisco) core routing and switching has kept a roof over my head since
the mid 1990's.
I have a number of unique skills that (so far) have kept me employed thru all
the bad times in the economy, and to provide the leverage to keep employers from
forcing m$ junk on me.
m$ free since '93
On 09/14/16 10:56 AM, js at cimmeri.com wrote:
> On 9/14/2016 8:50 AM, Liam Proven wrote:
>> On 14 September 2016 at 03:08, Chuck Guzis<cclist at sydex.com> wrote:
>>> There were networking packages for the PC early on. Remember Banyan? They
>>> date from 1985. Corvus? Even Datapoint had an ARCnet facility for PCs in
>>> 1984. Quite a few vendors had 802.3 capability. Networking, however
>>> disorganized, was a very hot thing by 1987.
>> This is quite interesting in terms of an Europe/NorAm divide.
>> I entered the business in 1988. After 25y in support, working on
>> thousands of systems in half a dozen countries, from 2-man outfits to
>> multi-billion-dollar multinationals, no, I never ever saw any systems
>> whatsoever running:
>> * Banyan VINES
>> * Corvus
>> * ARCnet
>> * LittleBigLAN
>> * The $25 Network
>> (Obviously, I've heard of them.)
>> To this day, I have never once used any form of NFS or ever seen it in use.
>> However, I routinely worked with:
>> * 3Com 3+Share
>> * Sage MainLAN
>> * Personal Netware
>> * Netware Lite
>> * DEC Pathworks
>> Most of these never seem to get mentioned in Stateside comms.
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