[vcf-midatlantic] Vintage (yes really) Cisco router/TS

Neil Cherry ncherry at linuxha.com
Thu Jun 30 16:49:35 EDT 2016

On 06/30/2016 04:06 PM, Systems Glitch via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> Neat! I don't have a specific need for them, but there's a lot of interesting history
> behind this product. A direct descendant from the Stanford Blue Box, which of course
> also spawned Sun Microsystems. IIRC it's a Multibus box with very early
> Stanford-designed or 3Com Ethernet boards.

Cool, I knew some of this. I'd been trained with IOS 7.2 on the xGS
line (and the AT&T Brouter, sounds like someone had gas ;-) ).

I almost got my hands on one of the early Cisco routers but couldn't
afford it (early days of ebay).

The CGS, MGS, the MGS+, AGS, & AGS+ were all multibus. The AGS+ had an
additional bus (or was that the multibus?). The board order was
important, 1st board in the upper bus had the highest priority.
The xGS line was related to the original but it started to use
the custom chips (not quite FPGAs). I think the original was a csc
then the csc/2 (68020), the csc/3 ('030) and I think the csc/4 ('040)
the processor in this was the csc/4 or 4.

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