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drecnet


drecnet


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  DRECNET  /drek'net/  n.  [from  Yiddish/German  `dreck',  meaning 
  filth]  Deliberate  distortion  of  DECNET,  a  networking  protocol  used  in 
  the  {VMS}  community.  So  called  because  {DEC}  helped  write  the  Ethernet 
  specification  and  then  (either  stupidly  or  as  a  malignant  customer-control 
  tactic)  violated  that  spec  in  the  design  of  DRECNET  in  a  way  that  made 
  it  incompatible.  See  also  {connector  conspiracy}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  DRECNET 
 
  /drek'net/  [Yiddish/German  "dreck",  meaning  filth]  Deliberate 
  distortion  of  DECNET,  a  networking  protocol  used  in  the  {VMS} 
  community.  So  called  because  DEC  helped  write  the  Ethernet 
  specification  and  then  (either  stupidly  or  as  a  malignant 
  customer-control  tactic)  violated  that  spec  in  the  design  of 
  DRECNET  in  a  way  that  made  it  incompatible.  See  also 
  {connector  conspiracy}.