DECnet/E and DECnet-Plus

From: Paul Koning <>
Date: Thu Feb 5 09:55:14 2004

>>>>> "Johnny" == Johnny Billquist <> writes:

 Johnny> On Wed, 4 Feb 2004 Paul Koning <>
 Johnny> 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.

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

Object 23 is the old RMTERM protocol. CTERM is 42.

>> 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.

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

Unuseable for what? I didn't use it with RSX, but it works fine with
RSTS. That include rmterm... (I added that for RSTS and TOPS/20 but
not for RSX; maybe someone else has by now, if not I expect volunteers
would be welcomed...)

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