[vcf-midatlantic] WTB: DECbrouter
mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Jun 27 23:46:02 EDT 2017
On 06/27/2017 10:56 PM, - - wrote:
> 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
> 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.
> CGS/MGS/AGS/ACS all had the same processor back plane so if it had
> enough memory it could run the IOS. The AT&T Model 200 BRouter (CGS)
> I have has a CSC3 (68030) with at least 9.x. The ACS (Dave?) has 9.x also.
Nice. I've never heard of the ACS, though. There was a
"communications server", more or less a terminal server in that family,
maybe that was it, but I don't recall the model name.
> 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. :-)
> That would be because Cisco was influenced by the DEC equipment CLI.
> I spoke with the developers in 1989 about that.
Yup. Not to name-drop, but one of the founders lives a few blocks
from here. He was quite excited to see the DECsystem-2020s here. I got
a nice contract job from him (embedded systems design) too, which was
Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA
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