From: Sergio Pedraja Cabo <SPEDRAJA_at_ono.com>
Date: Thu Aug 21 01:50:00 2003

Thank you, Rich ! It would be very useful for me. The version of
CP/NET that I'm using is 1.1, but the 1.0 is a good choice too,
I think (with the documentation). Yesterday I proceed to extract
and compile the RS232 version of SNIOS. Actually, the CP/NET
requester do a full load, but cause of one parameter
(always$retries, if I remember well) appears to hang itself and
don't returns to CP/M. The problem can be too in the particular CCP
that comes with CP/NET, and this can fail in the reload after the
load of CP/NET main block, but this is a matter to investigate.

Once I solve it, I must locate what SIO is using CP/NET to try
to establish communications.

Next step would be to check what SIO or Serial Ports are defined
under ALTAIRZ80 with its IO Device or Port Identifiers.

After this, it must be modified the SNIOS to select one free and
safe IO port.

And finally comes the SIMH matter... Map one of the simulated SIOs
with one real RS232 can be relatively easy under Linux/Unix, but not
under Windoze (perhaps with one IP to RS232 mapper I've used sometimes)
and this make me think in one interprocessor solution (that links
two copies of SIMH running at same time) applied in the HP2100
simulator. This would suppose to link the simulated RS232 of a couple
of SIMH with one chain mechanism already implemented in the HP2100

But, of course, the funny thing would be to connect one Altos 586
with MP/M with one PeeCee with SIMH running ;-)

Thanks again. If you want to send me the CP/NET stuff by mail, this is
my address:

Sergio Pedraja
Calle San Luis 4, 1
39010 Santander

I pay the shipping costs. But, of course, the email is more economic



----- Mensaje Original -----
Remitente: "Rich Beaudry" <r_beaudry_at_hotmail.com>
Fecha: Jueves, Agosto 21, 2003 5:22 am
Asunto: CP/NET

> Sergio,
> >I am trying to obtain one copy of CP/NET or MPM/NET.
> >In .dsk format suitable to be used with SIMH simulators.
> <snip>
> >I can't locate two binaries, MAIL.COM and SERVER.RSP
> I have a disk (8", SSSD) labeled "CP/NET 1.0". I also have a
> photocopy of
> the User's Guide for CP/NET (3rd Printing, 1981). The files you
> are looking
> for are not there, but perhaps you have a different version of
> CP/NET. Mine
> appears to be complete, judging from a quick look through the
> manual. There
> are two .COM files for electronic mail (SNDMAIL.COM and
> there are also "server" versions of these files. Also, the only
> differenceI can see for the server side is a change in
> NETWRKIF.RSP. There are full
> directions for altering the server and client setups in the manual.
> >In the good side, I could generate the NETWRKIF.RSP
> >file using the indications in the CP/NET manual.
> My manual also has complete directions. I haven't tried them out,
> however....
> >Of course, this is only a first step. If all goes well we
> >couldn't have yet one CP/NET working environment.
> >Here is where I'm lost. What kind of "network" devices
> >used CP/NET ? In the manual comes one example to
> >customize one SNIOS.RSP in the cliente to use one
> >Serial Port, but I assume the existence of others. I think
> >it would be great to allow the simulation of one
> >MP/M-CP/NET-CP/M network with a couple
> >(or more) of SIMH AltairZ80's running at same time.
> My manual also only mentions serial devices (in fact, it even suggests
> sample 7-bit and 8-bit serial protocols, and message formats).
> According to
> the manual, NETWRKIF and SNIOS would have to be altered for a new
> device.It would most likely be very difficult to alter them to
> work with new
> networking hardware. If SIMH connects the emulated computer's
> serial ports
> to the real PC ports, then perhaps it would be best to go with two
> computers, hooked by serial cables, one running MP/M and CP/NET
> ("master"),and the other running CP/M and CP/NET ("slave")
> Hope this helps, and if you want, I can supply a PC-format disk
> with all
> files from my CP/NET 1.0 disk. I could also supply a
> scan/photocopy of the
> manual as well....
> Rich B.
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