I think Decnet can run over a serial connection (rs-232) if you have Decnet software. It’s not medium dependent. I got it to work years ago from vax-to-vax. I’m not aware of any pc decnet software although I haven’t looked much into it. Should work over ethernet too. Do you have any Decnet pc software?
Sent from my iPhone > On May 31, 2022, at 20:57, Bill Degnan via cctech <firstname.lastname@example.org> > wrote: > > Here is a link to a set of screen shot of the autoexec.bat and > config.sys for an IBM PC I came across today and the boot screen when > these are attempted without the networking hardware attached.. > > https://www.vintagecomputer.net/IBM/5150/5150_DEC/ > > Specific to IBMPC to DECNET networking...anyone worked in this > environment? Not me. I don't have the D drive that fails or the > network, but I am curious what I would need to make this work. Maybe > I can put something together. Anyone using a Digital Ethernet > Personal Computer Bus Adapter today? > > The A drive had a jumper between 4-pin connectors 10 and 13 but it was > not functional and I replaced the drive entirely. Not sure if I > needed a 720K drive attached externally or something in order for the > 5 1/4" drive jumpered this way to work. I have a pic of this there > too. > > Weird. > > Thanks in advance. > > BIll