[TUHS] RetroNet…

Ed Carp erc at pobox.com
Wed Sep 5 15:17:47 AEST 2018

I just put the TNC into transparent mode and let the Linux boxes talk
to each other via UUCP. I guess I could've used KISS, but it was a
quick-and-dirty hack so I could read email from my laptop in bed :)

On 9/3/18, Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 3 Sep 2018, Ed Carp wrote:
>> Wow, that takes me back quite a ways. I think I've still got my UUCP
>> setup somewhere on a backup. UUCP works great over anything from ssh
>> over tcpip to 1200 baud half-duplex packet connections.
> If you're referring to "Amateur" i.e. "ham radio" packet radio than yes,
> I'm told that it works great i.e. half-duplex -> large data -> short ACK.
>> Fond memories.
> Heh heh - I once ran *raw* Xmodem over packet i.e. not encapsulated in
> that protocol-from-hell AX.25 i.e. technically illegal[*]; it worked great
> until a packet was lost (the "hidden transmitter" problem) and the various
> timeouts concerned (Xmodem vs. the TNCs themselves) went completely
> pear-shaped...
> [*]
> Stuff the legality; isn't Amateur radio all about experimentation?  But we
> did announce on that frequency that we were about to conduct an
> experiment.  And whoever designed AX.25 (yes, I have studied it in great
> detail) must've been on something at the time...  Protocol layers?
> What's that?
> -- Dave (VK2KFU)

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