I’ve spent too much time recently trying to bring up an old 486DX2/66 with a version of Windows 3.X with TCP/IP. Rather than record all my mistakes, I decided to just share this video on how to do it properly.

So far we’ve set up and Econet Level 1 server, and a Level 2 server. Now it’s time to try Level 3. Again we’ll be using an emulation of a BBC Model B with a 65C02 Second Processor and two floppies. So we’ll be carrying on with pretty much the same hardware set up as […]

Posted by under 8 bit Micros,Acorn,Econet,Emulation,Networking on February 7 2018, 0 comments

Ok, so we’ve set up an Econet Level 1 file server, so now we might as well kill it and have a Level 2 server instead. Why bother? Well, Level 2 gives us usernames and passwords for a start, which makes it seem more like a proper system and doesn’t restrict the same station to […]

Posted by under 8 bit Micros,Acorn,Econet,Emulation,Networking on February 6 2018, 0 comments

There are some things that maybe shouldn’t be done. Emulating a network of ’80s 8-bit micros is probably one of them. The idea here is to set up, under emulation, the file server for an Acorn Econet network, and then add a client running on the same host. After that, we’ll try a client running […]

Posted by under Emulation,PDP,RSX-11M,SIMH on May 23 2017, 0 comments

I’ve never used RSX-11, or a real PDP, so for once this little project isn’t a pointless trip in to nostalgia-land, but a genuine attempt at me trying to learn something new (old actually). I have no use for an RSX install (unlike the VMS and Ultrix installs, which I actually use), so this is […]

Posted by under DECnet,Networking,SIMH,Ultrix,VAX on April 30 2017, 0 comments

It has taken a while, but I’ve finally got around to trying DECnet for Ultrix 4.0. For this you’ll need an image of the DECnet for Ultrix 4.0 install tape [here] You’ll also need a license to use it. You can find one if you look hard enough on t’internet but I’m not going to […]

Posted by under Android,Emulation,OpenVMS (VAX),SIMH,VAX on September 16 2015, 0 comments

I’ve thought long and hard on this one: SimH runs under Linux, and Android is based on Linux, so can you run SimH, and thence a simulation of a VAX, on an Android phone/tablet? Well, obviously you can, but it really is a bit of a fiddle. There is an Simh Android App to do […]

Posted by under Emulation,PR1MOS,Prime on November 15 2013, 0 comments

For a while now, Jim Wilkcoxson has had a variety of PR1ME Emulators running on his site. They can only be accessed by telnet and the software is not freely available. To access them, telnet to¬† em.prirun.com 8001 Login as user “guest”, password “pr1me” After logging in, use the Prime HELP command for assistance. You […]

Posted by under Emulation,Networking,SIMH,TCP/IP,Ultrix,VAX on July 2 2012, 0 comments

I’ve had a look at getting an old copy of ULTRIX (Unix for the VAX) running. Having already got Simh up and running, I just cloned the SD card from the VMS host and deleted the VMS specific bits, copied across an image of the Ultrix 4.0 install tape, knocked together a shonky .ini file […]

After getting TCP/IP and a web server working on the simulated VAX, the next logical step would seem to be getting DECnet up and running, and then connecting to other machines. Given the choice of HECnet or the Italian Hobbyist DECnet, I plumped for HECnet. Then, of course I set about doing everything in completely […]