DECnet,SNA vs TCP/IP / was Re: AS/400 a "VAX killer"?
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In article <4784208A.8589EB19 at cs.ubc.ca>,
Brent Hilpert <hilpert at cs.ubc.ca> writes:
> There's a lot of room for shades of gray in there (what does 'forced' mean, a
> how far, and when) but I'd say there is a good deal of validity to that
> argument. In the 80's DEC and IBM were pretty big on pushing their own
> 'networking solutions' and did their best to avoid open protocols, at least
> above the link level. TCP/IP didn't have the degree of prominence in the
> networking world in those days as it does today.
But wasn't DEC instrumental in helping ethernet succeed? See the
history section of <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethernet>. Or am I
confusing ethernet (physical layer) with tcp/ip (protocol layer)?
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