Reply to post: Re: Time machine

Ooh, my machine is SO much faster than yours... Oh, wait, that might be a bit of a problem...

Philip Storry

Re: Time machine

In 1990, my money would be on either IPX/SPX or NetBIOS Frames (NetBEUI).

If the office had a Novell Netware server doing file/print, then the former. If they had OS/2 doing that for them, then the latter. Not that this will be news to anyone who was there at the time, mind!

I started my first job in 1995, and never saw a Banyan Vines network - although I often saw it in documentation as supported by products.

After a bit of research I've found that 3COM had an old network protocol called 3+ that was based on XNS, but by the time of this story they'd thrown that out and joined Microsoft on the LAN Manager NetBIOS and IPX/SPX train. By the time I started work, 3COM was mostly associated with the hardware layer - network cards, hubs, and those newfangled switches...

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