MicroVAX-II questions

From: Eric Dittman <dittman_at_dittman.net>
Date: Fri Mar 8 13:56:31 2002

> The warnings about "we'll soon de-support the DEQNA"
> started in release notes round about 1987. It lasted
> for at least another five years.
> Ethernet drivers used to use an interface called FFI
> - allegedly Flaming Fast Interface but that was presumably
> just for management consumption :-)
> Round about V5.4[-x] or V5.5[-x] this interface
> was replaced with a new shinier one (whose
> name I've either forgotten or never knew) and
> at that point the DEQNA was stated to have stopped
> working. I never actually tested this, but the DECnet
> folks (in whose group I was working) told me
> it just plain would not work - by design.

As someone that had a couple of DEQNAs in a MVII, I know
from experience that V5.5 absolutely refused to work with
them. We bought a couple of DELQAs (we got the Turbo,
in fact) in the trade-in offered at the time.
Eric Dittman
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Received on Fri Mar 08 2002 - 13:56:31 GMT

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