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Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2011 08:04:33 -0400
From: David Jones <>
Cc: David Jones <>
Subject: Re: Patch for dynamically loaded formats

On Sep 26, 2011, at 8:46 AM, Solar Designer wrote:

> Thank you!  Please announce this on john-users and ask for feedback.
> Maybe we have another VMS person on that list. ;-)

Is that list moderated?  I joined a sent a message and it hasn't shown up yet.

>   I also recall that it was curious to
> find out how DECnet relied on custom Ethernet MAC addresses - implying
> that any NIC card capable of running DECnet had to allow the driver to
> alter the MAC address (which might be a reason why NIC cards allow for
> this in general).

I has the advantage that you don't need an arp-like protocol.  DECnet also uses
multicast for its hello messages, it's always bothered me a little bit that TCP/IP
use broadcast and not multi-cast in the obvious places.


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