DECnet/E and DECnet-Plus

From: Johnny Billquist <>
Date: Thu Feb 5 08:44:39 2004

On Wed, 4 Feb 2004 Paul Koning <> wrote:

> 1. DECnet/E only supports the "old" network terminal protocol, which
> is object 21. The other one is "CTERM" which is implemented by VMS
> and one or two other operating systems, but not DECnet/E. In fact, I
> think none of the PDP11s do it; it's way too complex.

RSX definitely implements CTERM.
I think it's object 23.

> 2. DECnet/E works fine on E11. It's been a while since I've tried
> that but I did use it, under Linux that is. I was using
> the "tap" pseudo-ethernet to debug DECnet/Linux against DECnet/E...
> FWIW, there's an implementation of the "old" network terminal protocol
> in the DECnet/Linux kit; with some hacking you can probably port that
> and use it to talk to DECnet/E that way.

The DECnet/Linux implementation is so bad that I'd say it's unusable.
(Atleast when I tested to/from an RSX system.)


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