SCP/Microsoft 20HAL uploader
rich.cini at verizon.net
Sun Sep 27 21:12:39 CDT 2020
Great point. Does a VT100 have a pass-through serial port? Maybe the development machine was connected to a pass through serial port on a terminal and then sent command to the DEC-20 to send the files. So there would have been some sort of connection from the DEC-20 to IBM. Leased line? Packet switched?
A great puzzle.
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Subject: Re: SCP/Microsoft 20HAL uploader
> Excellent! That's a great piece of info. Not sure why a TOPS-10
> command would be embedded in a program like this. The notion of
> filtering/delay itself makes sense but that command would make sense
> only if IBM had a DECSYSYEM too, no?
That part's a puzzler. Perhaps the link was from the PC to the MS
DEC-10 and thence out to IBM?
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