[vcf-midatlantic] WTB: DECbrouter

william degnan billdegnan at gmail.com
Tue Jun 27 14:55:21 EDT 2017


curious, but can't a VAX of even a modern box of some sort be rigged to act
as a router for this kind of thing?  Admittedly just asking not
knowledgeable enough to answer this question myself..

On Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 2:43 PM, Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> On 06/27/2017 01:21 PM, Kenneth Seefried via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> >> Hehe, I forgot about the IGS (not my favorite router). The IGS wasn't
> one of
> >> the 68K line. I think it was one of the first 4K (RISC) processors. I
> think
> >> the IGS also went to 10.x. but don't quote me on that.
> >
> > No.  The IGS was contemporary with the AGS/MGS/CGS and it's 68k based.
> > The first MIPS based routers (3600 & 7200?) were at least 2
> > generations away (on the low end, the 3000 (?) then the 2500 series
> > came after, and were also 68k based).
>
>   The 4500 was the first MIPS-based Cisco router I saw.  While I don't
> know that it was the first, it does predate the 3600 and 7200 families
> by quite a few years.  It followed the 4000, which was 68K-based.
>
> > I know my IGS (long gone) ran
> > IOS 8.x (upgraded from 6.x as I recall), and there was 9.x update that
> > involved swapping PROMs.  Never saw 10 on an IGS; that would have been
> > a very, very tight fit since the IGS only had 1 or 2M RAM.  Pretty
> > sure 10.x ran on the AGS+ if you had enough memory.
>
>   10.x can indeed run on the AGS+.  I've never seen it on any smaller
> *GS router.
>
> > Played around with IOS 15.5 the other day...times have changed.
>
>   Yeah but it's still IOS, and still looks a whole lot like TOPS-20. :-)
>
>              -Dave
>
> --
> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
> New Kensington, PA
>



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