[ih] DEC Ethernet packet capture box
dhc2 at dcrocker.net
Wed Mar 18 15:45:21 PDT 2015
On 3/18/2015 3:14 PM, Paul Vixie wrote:
> what i know from 1988 is that i wanted an ethernet capture box for DEC
> WRL, and i had to buy a whitebox PC and install FTP Software's LANWatch
> product on it, because there was nothing available in the product
> catalog. so, i'm very interested in any information anyone might turn up
> as to what ethernet capture box DEC may have been selling in 1984.
In 1986 we put TCP/IP on the Ungermann-Bass 'smart' Ethernet card and
during the project I discovered someone had done an ethernet capture
module, which symbolic display of the UB XNS packets. So I re-coded it
to interpret TCP/IP. As far as I could tell, it kept of with ethernet
When I moved to Wollongong in 1987, I had an equivalent product built,
using regular (3Com, or whatever) cards. It performed adequately too.
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