Re: XNS to TCP-IP changeover on Bridge Hardware.


Steven M. Miller (steve@cs.d.umn.edu)
11 Apr 87 01:26:28 GMT


In article <531@pdp.cs.OHIOU.EDU>, shapiro@pdp.cs.ohiou.EDU (brian shapiro) writes:
>
> We will soon be making the change from Bridge XNS to TCP-IP on our network.
>
> 1.) How about a general comment on Bridges release of TCP-IP.
Doesn't come very close to the quality of their XNS stuff. They are
way behind with this software (*supposedly* they are working to bring it
up to snuff). If you use your bridges for dial-in uucp then your in trouble.
(some people have claimed that there are ways to get around this, namely
the 'f' protocol, but I've yet to get it to go)

> 3.) I have been told that the current release of TCP-IP will boot remotely
> from our central NCS-150 controller. Is this true?
Yes. (If only they supported booting from a host...)

> 4.) Can anyone out there address the issue of compatibility with other
> TCP-IP networks?
Even though the tcp software supports a subnet mask, the software is
only at the level of 4.2bsd tcp.

My personal preference is for Encore's Annex, but since you already
went with Bridge...

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Steve Miller, UMD Computer Science, steve@cs-gw.D.UMN.EDU



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