I have an old DEC3100 with a disk and tape (Dec RK RZ something)
which I would like to use as backup server for my Linux 586 box.
I see two alternatives:
1) keep old ultrix (3.1 I believe) and connect it to Linux
via ethernet: ftp, rlogin/telnet and preferably NFS.
2) get Linux running on the DEC3100. To really use it I would
have to have drivers for the DEC disc and tape. They are SCSI
but may have their peculiarities.
Do you have any suggestions? I would like to do it in a two step
mode: 1 and then 2. Do you know of anybody doing 1 and can give
me a reference - I need to identify type of ethernet plus driver
for Linux 586 that will fit together with the DEC3100.
When I get a connection I could be interested to do some kernel
hacking to get Linux on the DEC. Though, my experience is limited
and so is my freetime. At least I should be able to do some testing.