DECnet


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DECnet

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.

DECnet

Digital 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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DECnet (see Table IV) is a proprietary protocol suite from Digital Equipment Corporation.
The communications software includes RAF, DECNET, ALISATALK, and LAT.
Beyond the compatibility of the various VAX computers, the Intelligent Newspaper will rely on a DECnet network backbone.
Using DECnet protocols, the system is integrated within the university's VAX environment.
To adapt ForComment for a multi-user market, Access built hooks for DECNet, 3Com, Novell, and IBM PC Net (the original ForComment relied primarily on sneakernet for collecting editing suggestions), and added automatic document distribution and revision tracking.
The PC-based operator control systems are efficient and cost-effective, and can be networked to a VAX computer using Decnet for plant-wide data management operations.
Equally important, Digital chose to put key suppliers into its worldwide distributed computing network, DECnet. These suppliers "were treated as if they were a Digital site," explains Glick, "which helped keep activities coordinated and synchronized."
Commercial networking technologies were being pursued as well, including IBM's SNA, Xerox's XNS, and Digital Equipment Corp.'s DECNET.
At ORHS, we have a mixture of SNA, TCP/IP, IPX, DECNET and NETBIOS protocols.
The remote access server supports AppleTalk, IPX, TCP/IP, DECNet, XNS, LAN Manager and Banyan Vines.
"CDworks 2000 achieves this by providing concurrent access to CD-ROM databases from multiple Windows, Windows for Workgroups, MS-DOS, and Macintosh workstations over TCP/IP, IPX, DECnet, NetBEUI, and AppleTalk protocols on Ethernet and Token Ring networks."
Based on open standards, this network supports multiple protocols, including AppleTalk, DECnet, IPX/SPX, TCP/IP and X.25.