[rescue] free 3b2 on craigslist in DFW area

Sandwich Maker adh at an.bradford.ma.us
Fri Oct 31 22:21:06 CDT 2014

" From: Jerry Kemp <sun.mail.list47 at oryx.cc>
" I was a sysadmin on 3b2/600G and 600GR systems during my time serving in the 
" military.   In addition to that experience, I was also sent to AT&T for Unix 
" training as related to the 3b2.   I still have all my classroom book from that.
" One day a 600G or 600GR will cross my path and I will grab that.
" I will also need at least one of those AT&T model 605 dumb terminals.   Seen 
" lots of these in green, back in the day.   Heard about gold/amber models, but 
" never saw one.

i first learned unix on 3b2s also, gleaned as a tech around
computer-driven systems.

in my breakthrough sysadmin job, i had a 630 [later upgraded to 730
via rom swap] mtg - amber - on my desk, with its 3 serial ports tied
to the console ports of a pair of 600s and a 400.  layers at 38400!  i
was living the high life.

all our terminals there were amber; i don't recall a single one that
wasn't, other than the old 5620 dmds, which were only offered with
a burnout-resistant green.

" On 10/31/14 07:44 PM, Cory Smelosky wrote:
" > Damn. I have things that need a 3b2 to build.
" >
" > Will buy it off anyone if anyone here gets it
" >
" >
" >>> On Oct 31, 2014 5:16 PM, "Jerry Kemp" <sun.mail.list47 at oryx.cc> wrote:
" >>>
" >>> free 3b2 on Craigslist in DFW area
" >>>
" >>> This isn't mine, just found it on Craigslist.
" >>>
" >>> Someone save this.
" >>>
" >>> http://easttexas.craigslist.org/sop/4706595282.html
" >>>
" >>> relevant section:
" >>>
" >>> ========================
" >>>
" >>> And an AT&T 3B2/400 running Sys V r3.2 Unix. It has about a dozen serial
" >>> ports and an AUI network interface - internal 40MB MFM drive (I think).
" >>> Again, not even tried to boot this thing in a decade. I have a DEC vt240
" >>> terminal to match it. This is the machine I learned Unix on back in the
" >>> early 90s.
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