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RE: More cool stuff with Ersatz-11
Gary and Jim,
I must admit that the idea of serving KB's out to a telnet port has
also crossed my mind. The way I read the Mentec license, this would be
legal so long as the server is located at a residence and you are doing
it solely for personal non-commercial gratification. But I'm no lawyer.
Jim, does the Linux box you're offering reside at home? Better nice (1)
the process; it runs compute bound even when nothing's going on.
Now Ernie Perez says he had a full backup of Delta from around 1980 on
1600 bpi 9-track tapes, but he gave the tapes to somebody (he can't
remember who). If we can find those tapes, and then manage to read
them, we could indeed have the ultimate on-line Delta Museum exhibit.
Anybody know anything about these tapes? Maybe we need to start a "save
the bits" campaign...
From: Gary L. Luckenbaugh [SMTP:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, June 19, 1998 9:43 PM
Subject: More cool stuff with Ersatz-11
I just found out that Ersatz-11 lets you create multiple emulated KL-11
terminal devices. You can assign them to virtual terminals, and hot
between them. This allows you to generate a RSTS with multiple KBs
key between them.
Even better, you can assign the KL devices to your PCs COM ports so
can actually create a real multi-user RSTS timesharing system. I need
get the right cables, but I have a laptop from work that I might try
up to it just for the heck of it.
It would be fun to modify Supnik's simulator to do the same thing, but
the simulated KL-11s act as telnet daemons. Then we can go on the air
the Internet. Wouldn't it be a blast to create a retro-Delta that you
telnet to on the Internet. Of course, we'd probably have to get a
license from Mentec to do this.