[TUHS] ISO, OSI, and DECnet (was Re: If not Linux, then what?)

Jason Stevens jsteve at superglobalmegacorp.com
Fri Aug 30 00:54:13 AEST 2019

Although I never have seen OSI in the wild, it was the one great thing about ‘Winsock’ is that it worked over TCP/IP , IPX/SPX, AppletTalk and Decnet.  It was fun to convert a BBS from being telnet to some ‘telnet over decnet’ monster I built.

Although I’m guessing OSI would have allowed for common ‘network’ applications to use different network topologies?

I really need to get OSF/1 2.0 installed.

From: SPC
Sent: Thursday, August 29, 2019 3:30 AM
To: tuhs at minnie.tuhs.org
Subject: Re: [TUHS] ISO, OSI, and DECnet (was Re: If not Linux, then what?)

It's a bit funny (at least for me) because I was talking about DECNET as OSI standard and TCP/IP and OSI differences some days ago to the group of students of a course on network operation that I am teaching.

On the other hand I don't that book about networking. I'd like to get one copy bit I live in Spain. Shipment is not a problem but perhaps to deal with shipping procedures abroad is not what you have in mind :-)
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Sergio Pedraja

Senior Technician in Computer Science, Systems Administration, and Information Security. MBA. Qualified occupational trainer.

El mié., 28 ago. 2019 20:24, Kurt H Maier <khm at sciops.net> escribió:
On Wed, Aug 28, 2019 at 10:24:51AM -0700, Larry McVoy wrote:
> The great Mike Padlipski said "do you want protocols that look nice or
> protocols that work nice?" in his fantastic book Elements of Networking
> Style [*].

This book taught me as much about navigating bureaucracy and the warning
signs of impending death-by-committee as it did about networking.  I
keep a copy on my shelf at the office and annoy my staff with it
regularly.  It's also a wonderful time capsule that provides a lot of
context about how we got where we are.


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