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A proprietary network protocol designed by Digital Equipment Corporation. The functionality of each Phase of the implementation, such as Phase IV and Phase V, is different.
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DECnetDigital Equipment's network architecture, which supported Ethernet-style LANs and baseband and broadband WANs over private and public lines. DECnet interconnected PDPs, VAXs, PCs, Macs and workstations. DECnet/OSI was an implementation of DECnet Phase V that provided compatibility with DECnet Phase IV and TCP/IP. In DECnet terminology, a node was an intelligent machine, not just a terminal. See Digital Equipment.
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