I have SimH and OpenVMS configured and need to get the ethernet to work. I am working on a Ubuntu machine 10.10. I installed Putty and I can not connect to the OpenVMS VAX. I think SimH is having a problem configuring the network adapter correctly.
I downloaded simh with ethernet support. Then I got Libpcap package to build the simh. Once I got the exe for simH done and installed OpenVMS I configured UCX in OpenVMS. I cant get putty to connect to OpenVMS from my linux machine. Sound like SimH is not working correctly.
Here is my vax.ini file.
; Load CPU microcode
load -r /home/x/software/simh/BIN/OpenVMS_Vax/ka655x.bin
; Attach non-volatile RAM to a file
attach nvr /home/x/software/simh/BIN/OpenVMS_Vax/nvram.bin
; This virtual machine has 64M memory
set cpu 64m
; Define disk drive types. RA92 is largest-supported VAX drive.
set rq0 ra92
set rq1 ra92
set rq2 cdrom
set rq3 cdrom
; Attach defined drives to local files
attach rq0 /home/x/software/simh/BIN/OpenVMS_Vax/d0.dsk
attach rq1 /home/x/software/simh/BIN/OpenVMS_Vax/d1.dsk
; Attach the ISO images of drives to its file (read-only)
attach -r rq2 /home/x/software/simh/BIN/OpenVMS_Vax/vaxdisk1.iso
attach -r rq3 /home/x/software/simh/BIN/OpenVMS_Vax/vaxvmscd.iso
; Disable unused devices. It's also possible to disable individual devices,
; using a construction like "set rq2 disable" if desired.
set rl disable
set ts disable
; Attach Ethernet to a network interface
set xq mac=08-00-2B-AA-BB-CC
attach xq eth0
; Now start the emulator
So when i boot into the the SimH VAX.
VAX simulator V3.8-1
NVR: buffering file in memory
RQ: unit is read only
RQ: unit is read only
Eth: opened eth0
KA655-B V5.3, VMB 2.7
Performing normal system tests.
I do a show of the Ethernet devices and nothing comes up.
>>>show xq eth0
?35 ARG OVERF
I used the default mac address: 08-00-2B-AA-BB-CC. Is this a problem? Do I use the mac address from my network card instead of the default mac address?
I didnt specify a port number in the vax.ini file. Is that a problem? Can I do that?
Ok I am looking into building SimH again with network configuration. I am trying to compile with libpcap.a.dylib but that is not located on my Ubuntu Linux 10.10 machine. How can I get this file to install? I installed the Libpcap file libpcap0.8-dev_1.1.1-2_i386.deb. Do I need the libpcap.a.dylib for the make file or can I just use the libpcap.a instead?
Currently I have the vax running with the libpcap.a compiled and its not working with simH. Is this the problem?
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