VAXCOM: PDP-8/VAX-11 Communications
Program, Version: March 1982
Author: R. M. Doesburg, A. T. Wallis, Wellcome Medical Research
Institute, Dunedin, New Zealand
Operating System: OS/8 V3D
Source Language: PAL-8
Special Hardware Required: KL8J Terminal Con-
trol/Asynchronous Data Interface.
Keywords: Data Communications;
Utilities - OS/8
Abstract: VAXCOM is a PDP-8 program which allows terminal opera-
tions with a remote VAX-11, and transfer of ASCII files. A standard DEC
KL8-J serial interface board is used to connect the VAX communication
line to the PDP-8. This program sends all input from the PDP-8 terminal
display. ASCII files can be transmitted in either direction between
computers, using any OS/8 device as source or destination. File transfer is
initiated and synchronised by a VAX/VMS DCL Command Procedure,
which transmits a code that causes the PDP-8 program to call the OS/8
command decoder. The XON/XOFF protocol is used to control the rate
of data transmission.
Note: There are two DCL Command Procedures required to run on VAX
that are supplied with the program.
Documentation on magnetic media.
Media Service Charge Code: Write-Up and Listing (DA), Floppy
Catalog: June 1985