[rescue] Terminal server question

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Sat Nov 10 19:27:18 CST 2007

On Saturday 10 November 2007 19:11, Scott Quinn wrote:
> I'm looking at installing a terminal server to minimize the number of
> cords to plug and unplug on my machines. What I'm looking at is
> either a Xyplex Network 9000 with a Repeater 3065 and Terminal Server
> 720 or a Xyplex 1600, and I'm not sure which would be better to use,
> never having worked with these beasts before (these two just fell
> into my lap).
> I can find some information about the 1600, but very little about the
> Network 9k/TS720, and not too much about how well it would work for
> the hobbyist (both of them have the Flash cards).  What does the list
> think?

My preference is probably for the Xyplex MaxServer 1600 series.  They're 
fairly small, low-power, and I've got them both running at home and 
work (they seem to last almost forever; the last failure we had on one 
at work I think was a bad tantalum cap, which was easy to fix).  You 
don't really need the card in them either, they boot off of tftp or MOP 
just fine.  (And depending on the software version you have, you may 
not be able to use the flash card on the 1600 either, unlike the 

DECservers are nice too, but probably more expensive, and for most (but 
not all) of the models, you're limited to using LAT/reverse LAT on 
them.  Still, I've had a DECserver 500 running with conserver and Linux 
decnet tools, and it worked just fine.

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