Subject: Re: More raining VAXentoyz -- VAXstation 3200 today
To: Chuck McManis <>
From: Johnny Billquist <bqt@Update.UU.SE>
List: port-vax
Date: 01/26/2001 21:04:14
On Fri, 26 Jan 2001, Chuck McManis wrote:

> At 08:06 PM 1/26/2001 +0100, Jochen wrote:
> >I don't know if there exists a RQDX3 Formater for VAX. I don't know if
> >this exists at all. Perhaps there exists a formater only for PDP11...
> >For home use, you must have VS2000 for use as a drive formater.
> There is the MDM (MicroVAX Diagnostic Monitor). It it a bootable TK50 tape 
> that can test your VAX and do formatting of MFM drives on the RQDX3. I'd 
> really like to get a binary image run it on charon or some other VAX 
> emulator and watch what it tells the RQDX3 in order to do the format. There 
> has to be some sort of "special" MSCP commands but they just aren't 
> documented.

It's not a part of MSCP if I remember correctly.
It's a protocol called DUP or somesuch thing.
Used for diagnostics and maintenance.


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