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* [https://lm-3.github.io/amber.html AI memo 623] Includes chapters on ITS, TOPS-20, Lisp Machine, and Unix implementations.
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* [https://tumbleweed.nu/r/lm-3/uv/amber.html Chaosnet] - Detailed descriptions of both the hardware system, and the protociol(s)
  
 
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Latest revision as of 18:19, 14 December 2020

CHAOSnet was the name for both an internetworking protocol family, and an early LAN technology, both invented at the MIT AI Laboratory; the latter was the LAN on which the protocol first ran.

The LAN was a CSMA-CD system modeled on the Xerox PARC 3 megabit/second Ethernet, running over cable TV cable. The protocol was later made to run over standard 10 megabit/second Ethernet, which largely supplanted the CHAOSnet hardware.

The protocol provided a reliable byte stream service, but also had a datagram mode.

Implementations

Hardware, and simulations

  • KLH10 simulates a CH11
  • SIMH's KS10 simulates a CH11
  • SIMH's KA10 is a work in progress, CH10 support planned

External links

  • AI memo 623 - Includes chapters on ITS, TOPS-20, Lisp Machine, and Unix implementations.
  • Chaosnet - Detailed descriptions of both the hardware system, and the protociol(s)