[rescue] VAX on a cell phone

Jonathan Groll lists at groll.co.za
Tue Aug 17 07:27:31 CDT 2010

On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 07:36:32AM -0400, Patrick Finnegan wrote:
>On Tuesday, August 17, 2010, Jonathan Groll wrote:
>> It should be possible to therefore run simh on Debian on Android, and
>> networking would work.
>I don't see how that would change anything. It's not *that hard* to 
>compile libpcap, and the fact that promiscuous mode doesn't work on 
>wireless 802.11 networking devices is a hardware design problem, not 
>anything that can be cured with software.

Why is promiscuous mode required? For bridging?

The simh faq [1] seems to indicate that TCP/IP, LAT, VMS Clustering,
and DECNET Phase V in non-compatibility mode work fine on wireless

It is just "...the caveat is that the simulated machine cannot run any
software which changes the simulated MAC address, or the network
connection will stop working. For example, DECNET Phase IV (or Phase V
in compatibility mode) tries to change the MAC of the network card to
AA-00-04-xx-xx-xx. Nor can you preset the wireless MAC address to the
anticipated target DECNET address using something like SMAC to get
DECNET to work - DECNET will see the MAC already preset to the
required DECNET address and generate an invalid media (duplicate
address) fault."


[1] http://simh.trailing-edge.com/pdf/simh_faq.pdf

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