DECnet,SNA vs TCP/IP / was Re: AS/400 a "VAX killer"?
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Wed Jan 9 17:16:23 CST 2008
> I well remember linking VAXes together and fighting with 2-metre loops of
> thick-wire ethernet while banging those damned metal brick transceivers around,
> 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?).
IIRC the DEQNA was the Qbus Ethernet interface, akin to the DEUNA. They
were replaced by the DELQA and DELUA respectively.
The 8 port 'network in a box' is the DELNI I think (I have one somewhere..)
> Youngsters out there should be grateful they don't have to wire their home
> machines together with thick-wire...
We don't ???
[:-) of course. But I atill prefer thinwire to UTP)
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