Posted by under DECnet,HECnet,Linux,Networking on August 31 2017, 0 comments

Finally I’ve got around to tinkering with DECnet for Linux (again!). DECnet had been in the Linux Kernel for a long time, but very few people used it. This probably explains why it was marked as “orphaned” in the kernel in February 2010. As I’ve not had any success getting it to work on any […]

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 DECnet,HECnet,Networking,OpenVMS,Ultrix,VAX on November 12 2013, 0 comments

What is HECnet? HECnet is a DECnet that connects different people who play around with different DEC machines. The network should not be regarded as a serious networking setup, nor should it be expected to work 24/7. It’s a hobby project between people who think it’s fun to create a DECnet network. HECnet is basically […]

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 […]

Posted by under DECnet,Emulation,Networking,OpenVMS,SIMH,VAX on June 18 2012, 0 comments

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 […]

Posted by under Emulation,Networking,OpenVMS,SIMH,TCP/IP,VAX on June 1 2012, 0 comments

It is time to get TCP/IP up and running on the PIVAX. So once again I’m cribbing this from Phil Wherry’s guide to running VMS on SIMH and Linux. (Note, from now on PIVAX is the simulated VMS machine, and vax-pi is the Raspberry Pi on which it runs.) The fake MAC address of PIVAX […]