PDP-11: Disk over Serial proposal (fwd)

Warren Toomey wkt at henry.cs.adfa.oz.au
Sun Dec 7 14:18:42 AEST 1997

In article by Tim Shoppa:
> Your proposal sounds very similar to the existing protocol (RSP) used
> to access remote block-addressable devices (TU58's) over a DL11 port.
> Why not just choose the RSP protocol?  It has the advantages of already
> being defined and it already has support in most DEC OS's.  It could
> be easily extended to support larger devices.  And RSP-servers
> already exist for BSD-ish systems - see, for example, 
> ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/academic/computer-science/history/pdp-11/utils/tu58
> Tim. (shoppa at triumf.ca)

How complex is the tu58 protocol? I wanted something that we could
hand-toggle the boot code, if necessary. I'll pull that file and have a look.
Thanks Tim,


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