The SCADA Gospel

The Editted archives of the SCADA Mailing list

Ian Wiese

Tek Soft Consulting

The SCADA Mailing List has been a forum for discussions relating to standards in the SCADA industry for many years. It has evolved into a valuable resource for SCADA professionals worldwide.

This book is extracted from the archives of the mailing list, dating from Jan 1997 to July 1997. The messages have been editted, and sorted so that common themes are collected together.

This version of the archive has been placed on the web to guage the demand to produce a complete archive, probably on a CD. It would be necessary to charge for the CD to make this effort worthwhile. The CD version would probably be in PDF format, and of much better quality. The best way to assess the extent of the information in these archives is to browse the index. I would appreciate feedback from anyone who would be interested in obtaining a copy of the complete archives when they are completely in this format. email me at ianw@iinet.net.au

The SCADA mailing list was commenced initially to promote discussion of standards in the SCADA industry, but any topics related to SCADA and automation are acceptable.

The industry is characterised by the lack of consistent adherence to standards. It is virtually impossible to achieve interoperability of equipment from different suppliers without special drivers and interfaces.

Standards do exist, but they are not complete. Where they exist they cover components of SCADA systems. Different vendors couple the standards together in different ways.

There have been many specifications produced which demanded adherence to specific internationally accepted standards, but there is no general acceptance of a subset of standards that should be used in any given application.

This is an industry problem. It can be solved but only by an industry wide approach to demand interoperability of equipment, especially with field Remote Terminal Units. It is surprising how few standards are required to achieve interoperability.

Since the original focus on standards, the interests of the subscribers have broadened, until today the list is widely regarded as an independant industry forum.


Table of Contents
The SCADA Gospel Archives
1. Discussion on RTU's
General
"Motorola MOSCAD-equivalent" third party RTU
RE: "Motorola MOSCAD-equivalent" third party RTU
Printer Port for DI
Re: Printer Port for DI
One to one small RTUs
Re: One to one small RTUs
Re: One to one small RTUs
Re: One to one small RTUs
RTU Role
Re: RTU Role
Re: RTU Role
Re: RTU Role Vs IED Vs PLC
E-Mail file conversions
Re: E-Mail file conversions
Re: E-Mail file conversions
Re: E-Mail file conversions
RTUs vs PLC
Differences between RTU and PLCs?
Re: Differences between RTU and PLCs?
Re: Differences between RTU and PLCs?
RE: Differences between RTU and PLCs?
RE: Differences between RTU and PLCs?
Suppliers
RTU suppliers
Re: RTU suppliers
RE: RTU suppliers
Solar
Specification of solar cells
Re: Specification of solar cells
Re: Specification of solar cells
2. Communications
GSM
RTU suppliers
Re: RTU suppliers
RE: RTU suppliers
GSM Short Messaging Service for SCADA
Re: GSM Short Messaging Service for SCADA
GSM Short Messaging Service for SCADA
Modems
Low temperature dialup modems
Re: Low temperature dialup modems
Re: Low temperature dialup modems
Terminal Servers
Terminal Servers for use with Windows SCADA system
Re: Terminal Servers for use with Windows SCADA system
Re: Terminal Servers for use with Windows SCADA system
Re: Terminal Servers for use with Windows SCADA system
Digiboard
Re: Terminal Servers for use with Windows SCADA system
Re: Terminal Servers for use with Windows SCADA system
Re: Digiboard
Re: Digiboard
Re: Digiboard
RE: Digiboard
RE: Digiboard
RE: Digiboard
Re: Digiboard
Re: Digiboard
X.25
X.25 Network for SCADA application
Re: X.25 Network for SCADA application
Inmarsat-C
Inmarsat-C
Re: Inmarsat-C
Re: Inmarsat-C
Re[2]: Inmarsat-C
Re[4]: Inmarsat-C
Data Radio
Data Radios
Re: Data Radios
Re: Data Radios
Re: Data Radios
Re: Data Radios
Re: Data Radios
(Fwd) Re: Redundant Radios Hook-up to single antenna
(Fwd) Re: Redundant Radios Hook-up to single antenna
Re: Redundant Radios Hook-up to single antenna
Re: Redundant Radios Hook-up to single antenna
Re: Redundant Radios Hook-up to single antenna
Re: Redundant Radios Hook-up to single antenna
Re: Redundant Radios Hook-up to single antenna
Re: Redundant Radios Hook-up to single antenna
FW: Redundant Radios Hook-up to single antenna
GE RF Radios - details
Re: GE RF Radios - details
Re: GE RF Radios - details
Re: GE RF Radios - details
Re: GE RF Radios - details
Re: Microwave Equipment Supply
What is multicast?
What is multicast?
Multicast - Broadcast and VSAT
Re: Multicast
Re: Multicast??
Power line carrier
(Fwd) Interface
RE: DNP vs. IEC vs. UCA
RE: DNP vs. IEC vs. UCA
RE: DNP vs. IEC vs. UCA
PLC Communications
PLC Communications Cards
Re: PLC Communications Cards
Protocol converter
General Protocol converter
Re: General Protocol converter
Integration of SCADA Data and Voice
Integrating Commercial Data Networks with SCADA
3. Protocols
DNP3
DNP 3.0 over TCP/IP and ethernet
Re: DNP 3.0 over TCP/IP and ethernet
Re: DNP 3.0 over TCP/IP and ethernet
Re: DNP 3.0 over TCP/IP and ethernet
Re: DNP 3.0 over TCP/IP and ethernet
Re: DNP 3.0 over TCP/IP and ethernet
(Fwd) DNP Test-sets
Re: (Fwd) DNP Test-sets
UCA vs DNP vs IEC870-5
Re: UCA vs DNP vs IEC870-5
Re: Unidentified subject!
Re: (Fwd) DNP behaviour questions
RE: 870-5-101 Technical Questions
DNP behaviour questions
IEC-60870-101 more interoperational than DNP3.0
IEC870
IEC 870
RE: IEC 870
RE: IEC 870 Source Code Library
IEC 870 Source Code Library
Re: IEC-870-5-101 and IEC-870-5-103
Modbus
Modbus protocol analyser
Re: Modbus protocol analyser
Re: Modbus protocol analyser
ModBus protocol
Re: ModBus protocol
Re: Modbus protocol analyser
Re: Modbus protocol analyser
Protocol Converters
Re: Protocol Converters
Re: Protocol Converters
searching for SCADA basics
Re: searching for SCADA basics
CDC Synchronous Protocol
CDC Synchronous Protocol
RE: CDC Synchronous Protocol
RE: CDC Synchronous Protocol
RE: CDC Synchronous Protocol
Protocol Specifications
RE: Protocol Specifications
ELCOM Protocol
ELCOM Users Group
Re: ELCOM Users Group
Indactic 33
Indactic 33 Protocol
Re: Indactic 33 Protocol
VDEW
RE: IEC-870-5-103
ICCP Protocol
ICCP Protocol
Re: ICCP Protocol
Intercentre communication
OPC
OLE for Process control ( OPC )
Landis & Gyr 8479 protocol
Landis Gyr 8979 protocol.
Re: Landis Gyr 8979 protocol.
RE: Microwave Equipment Supply
DMP
Re: Data Radio Modem Protocol "DPM"
Lonworks
Encapsulation of a Quantity using TCP/IP
Re: Encapsulation of a Quantity using TCP/IP
RTI Protocol
RTI Protocol
Redac 70 protocol
Westinghouse Redac Protocol
Westinghouse REDAC protocol inquiry
Re: Westinghouse REDAC protocol inquiry
AEG A250 PLC driver for FIX
Driver for Intellution FIX and AEG A250
4. Software
Java
java_in_scada
Re: java_in_scada
Re: java_in_scada
Re: java_in_scada
Re: java_in_scada
Re: java_in_scada
Re: java_in_scada
java_in_scada
Re: java_in_scada
Re: java_in_scada
RE: java_in_scada
Re: java_in_scada
Re: java_in_scada
Re: java_in_scada
RE: java_in_scada
RE: java_in_scada
RE: java_in_scada
RE: java_in_scada
RE: java_in_scada
RE: java_in_scada
RE: java_in_scada
RE: java_in_scada
Re: java_in_scada
SCADA w/JAVA
RE: SCADA w/JAVA
HPUX to DEC Unix
Porting
Re: Porting
RTAP
RTAP
Re: RTAP
Re: RTAP
Re: RTAP
FIX DMACS
FIX DMACS QUESTION PRINTING
Re: FIX DMACS QUESTION PRINTING
GEFICS SCADA
The black art of GeFICS SCADA
Re: The black art of GeFICS SCADA
Wonderware
MoScad WonderWare
Re: MoScad WonderWare
Re: MoScad WonderWare
Re: MoScad WonderWare
Re: WONDERWARE
Re: WONDERWARE
Re: WONDERWARE
Re: WONDERWARE
Industrial SQL server of Wonderware
RE: Industrial SQL server of Wonderware
Re: Info on Wizon
Re: Info on Wizon
SCADA and the Web
SCADA and Internet
RE: SCADA and Internet
RE: SCADA and Internet
Re: SCADA and Internet
Re: SCADA and Internet
Re: SCADA and Internet
RE: SCADA and Internet
Re: SCADA and Internet
Re: SCADA and Internet
Re: SCADA and Internet
SCADA - Internet Integration
5. SCADA Technology
General Definition
Re: Definition
Building Automation
Small Scale SCADA
Re: Small Scale SCADA
Re: Small Scale SCADA
Re: Small Scale SCADA
Re: Small Scale SCADA
SCADA vs DCS
DCS and SCADA, what is the difference?
Re: DCS and SCADA, what is the difference?
Re: DCS and SCADA, what is the difference? - Andrew West's Discussion
Re: DCS and SCADA, what is the difference? - Andrew West's Discussion
More comment on DCS and SCADA, what is the difference?
RE: More comment on DCS and SCADA, what is the difference?
SCADA Future
Re: DCS and SCADA
Re: DCS and SCADA, Andrew West's Discussion
Re: DCS and SCADA, Andrew West's Discussion
Re: DCS and SCADA, Andrew West's Discussion
Process simulator
Process Simulator - SCADA
Re: Process Simulator - SCADA
Re: Process Simulator - SCADA
Reliability and hot standby
Fault Tolerance in SCADA and DCS
Re: Fault Tolerance in SCADA and DCS
Re: Fault Tolerance in SCADA and DCS
Re: Fault Tolerance in SCADA and DCS
Re: Fault Tolerance in SCADA and DCS
Re: Fault Tolerance in SCADA and DCS
Protocol converter
General Protocol converter
Re: General Protocol converter
SCADA HMI Input Devices
HMI, HCI, MMI request for information
Re: HMI, HCI, MMI request for information
References
References
6. Security
Cyber threat
Cyber vs physical attacks.
Re: Cyber vs physical attacks.
Model of Scada for building a mathematical model
Re: Model of Scada for building a mathematical model
Model of Scada for building a mathematical model
Re: Model of Scada for building a mathematical model
Re: Model of Scada for building a mathematical model
My SCADA Survey For Water Supply Systems
My survey on Cyber Risk to Scada and Water Supply Systems
Re: My survey on Cyber Risk to Scada and Water Supply Systems
New subscriber
Re: New subscriber
Re: Your message
Re: New subscriber
Re: New subscriber
Scada Survey
SCADA vulnerabilty -Reply
Re: SCADA vulnerabilty
Re: SCADA vulnerabilty
Analysis Patterns in SCADA Systems
Fwd: CERT Summary CS-97.05
Re: Cyber Survey for Water and SCADA
RE: Cyber Survey for Water and SCADA
RE: Cyber Survey for Water and SCADA
RE: Cyber Survey for Water and SCADA
Decision Variables for Scada systems
For the scada folks in the water business
Re: For the scada folks in the water business
Re: For the scada folks in the water business
7. Operations and Maintenance
Disaster Recovery Planning
SCADA and Telecom Disaster Planning
8. Industry Sectors
Electric Utilities
ELCOM-90 : rules for result code 128..254
DMS-Safety Switching Schedule
RE: DMS-Safety Switching Schedule
Re: DMS-Safety Switching Schedule
Re: DMS-Safety Switching Schedule
Gas Industry
Re: Gas Transmission Leak Detection
RE: Gas Transmission Leak Detection
Water Industry
Water and Waste Water
Re: Water and Waste Water
RE: Water and Waste Water
Re: Water and Waste Water
Re: Water and Waste Water
Re: Water and Waste Water
AWWA
FW: For the scada folks in the water business
RE: FW: For the scada folks in the water business
Re: FW: For the scada folks in the water business
RE: FW: For the scada folks in the water business
RE: FW: For the scada folks in the water business
RE: FW: For the scada folks in the water business
RE: FW: For the scada folks in the water business
RE: FW: For the scada folks in the water business
RE: FW: For the scada folks in the water business
RE: FW: For the scada folks in the water business
RE: FW: For the scada folks in the water business
RE: FW: For the scada folks in the water business (longish)
RE: FW: For the scada folks in the water business (longish)
9. General Issues
Employment
Positions Available
ICTNET - Spanish professionals
Catalan Institute of Technology
Contracting for SCADA
Re: Call for advice from joe
Re: Call for advice from joe
Re: Call for advice from joe
Requirements analysis
Requirements Analysis
Re: Requirements Analysis
Re: Requirements Analysis
Re: Requirements Analysis
RE: Requirements Analysis
Re: Requirements Analysis
FW: SCADA specification
Re: FW: SCADA specification
Re: SCADA specification
Re: SCADA specification
Re: SCADA specification
Re: FW: SCADA specification
Regisration of Interest
Fw: Registration of interest SCADA Equipment Supply
Mailing lists
other discussion groups
Re: other discussion groups
Re: other discussion groups
Re: other discussion groups
Re: other discussion groups
Re Real time java
Drafting Package
Best drafting CAD for engineers
Re: Best drafting CAD for engineers
Re: Best drafting CAD for engineers
Re: Best drafting CAD for engineers
IEC breaker Curves
IEC Curves
Re: IEC Curves
GIS and SCADA
Re: (Fwd) Integration of GIS and SCADA
Index
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