1996-03-29 - Re: HP & Export of DCE

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From: David Weisman <weisman@osf.org>
To: janzen@idacom.hp.com
Message Hash: 144ef8b64a8e0c9bba6fc0e7424c335d7f66c6a1792b7f7ef3fcaa460f5221c7
Message ID: <9603281530.AA22135@oberon.osf.org.osf.org>
Reply To: <199603271619.LAA08716@homeport.org>
UTC Datetime: 1996-03-29 14:54:58 UTC
Raw Date: Fri, 29 Mar 1996 22:54:58 +0800

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From: David Weisman <weisman@osf.org>
Date: Fri, 29 Mar 1996 22:54:58 +0800
To: janzen@idacom.hp.com
Subject: Re: HP & Export of DCE
In-Reply-To: <199603271619.LAA08716@homeport.org>
Message-ID: <9603281530.AA22135@oberon.osf.org.osf.org>
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On Wed Mar 27, 1996, Martin Janzen wrote:

    Another "RPC" comes from the Open Software Foundation, who
    unfortunately chose the same acronym for the remote procedure calling
    mechanism in their Distributed Computing Environment (DCE).  This DCE
    is a part of the OSF/1 operating system, but implementations are
    available for many versions of UNIX, often as a separate product or

This is a semi-common misconception, there is no relationship between DCE
and OSF/1.  OSF/1 was one of the reference platforms during the original
DCE development, but so was SVR4, AIX and HP/UX.

Except for parts of DFS (the distributed file system), all of DCE is
user-mode code and ports easily between un*x platforms.