[TUHS] Fwd: Re: Unix with TCP/IP for small PDP-11s

William Pechter pechter at gmail.com
Sun May 21 06:42:31 AEST 2017



-----Original Message-----
From: pechter at gmail.com
To: arnold at skeeve.com
Sent: Sat, 20 May 2017 16:41
Subject: Re: [TUHS] Unix with TCP/IP for small PDP-11s

Missed the reply all on the phone.  Phil Karn had KA9Q in the 80s...  It is mentioned on Wikipedia... Don't know much more.  PPP might be better than slip. 

Bill

-----Original Message-----
From: arnold at skeeve.com
To: pechter at gmail.com
Sent: Sat, 20 May 2017 16:12
Subject: Re: [TUHS] Unix with TCP/IP for small PDP-11s

Yes!  Do you want to follow up to the list please?

Thanks,

Arnold

William Pechter <pechter at gmail.com> wrote:

> KA9Q sound right? 
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: arnold at skeeve.com
> To: imp at bsdimp.com, bqt at update.uu.se
> Cc: tuhs at minnie.tuhs.org
> Sent: Sat, 20 May 2017 15:06
> Subject: Re: [TUHS] Unix with TCP/IP for small PDP-11s
>
> Warner Losh <imp at bsdimp.com> wrote:
>
> > I read the sources to see the TCP/IP support was there (that's the bit
> > about adding Berkeley Sockets). I see nowhere that it's excluded for the
> > non I/D machines, but haven't tried it first hand. I got interested not
> > because of the PDP-11, but because I have an old Rainbow that recently
> > started running Venix (v7-based version) and was trolling around for some
> > way to do TCP/IP to it (though w/o readily available ethernet cards, I'm
> > not sure it is a viable project).
>
> Boy is the memory going.  What was the TCP/IP implementation people
> ran on DOS to do connections over serial lines?  Could that be found
> and revived for such a system?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Arnold


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