[TUHS] SYSV & TCP/IP on the VAX...

Jason Stevens neozeed at gmail.com
Wed May 27 09:57:01 AEST 2009

On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 7:48 PM, Larry McVoy <lm at bitmover.com> wrote:
> I added TCP/IP to SCO which is some sort of sys v thing (I think, it's
> been a lot of years).  I think Lachman (where I was working at the
> time) did a lot of streams based TCP/IP, they may have done one for
> the vax.

I've seen lots of sco stuff say it's SYSV... like Xenix 2.3.4 ... So I
guess it's not outside of that realm.  It's too bad SCO never did
bundle the dev kit & networking or that Linux thing probably never
would have gained commercial traction.. but then that's just my wild

> But why would you want it?  It was a steaming pile of sh*t.

Morbid curiosity I guess... seeing as it's basically all but dead.  I
guess the SYSV stuff we ran on the 3B2's was more modern, and 'usable'
just as SYSVr3 (AIX) certainly was/is.

That and it's been cool slowly getting SYSIII to go so in a way I
wanted to line up the last Bell UNIX, SYSV to be able to run it on
SIMH...  It certainly wouldn't be for anything 'production' grade, but
I guess it was this, or spend more time with 386BSD on Bochs......

Anyways I just got my first callback from Novell, and they are
forwarding it to the "linux team" for clarification on what on earth
SYSV even is...

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