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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Alpha Systems Forums | FreeAXP
Author Accessing console listener over network

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Joined: 04.09.10
Posted on January 01 2012 07:38
I have been running FreeAXP quite happily for some time under Windows XP. I have even figured out how to get it to start automatically as a service and clustered it in with my virtual VAX!

I would now like to enable access to the Alpha system console beyond "localhost" being the Windows XP system on which the simulation runs. I have already put in a Windows firewall exception for the application, but this is not enough; netstat still shows the listener for port 9000 running from only. Is it possible to open this up?

I am interested in opening up access beyond localhost so that I may experiment with the ConsoleWorks hobbyist system I am now laying in. Setting things up with proper console management will allow for some interesting experiments.

Author RE: Accessing console listener over network
John Manger

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Location: nr Heathrow, Middlesex, UK
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Posted on January 02 2012 04:19

This works for us ;-)

Would you post your '.cfg' file please.

John M
Author RE: Accessing console listener over network

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Posted on January 02 2012 04:21
Hi Peter,

That should work, other people are successfully running that way. Are you running IPv6 by any chance? Try connecting using the IPv4 address of the host system.

Author RE: Accessing console listener over network
Bruce Claremont

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Posted on January 02 2012 05:19
What you have done should work. If your FreeAXP host IP was, the you would access the FreeAXP console by telnetting to As long as there a no issue around blocked network access (firewall, router rules, etc.), you should be good to go. We use this method extensively.
Edited by Bruce Claremont on January 02 2012 05:20
Author RE: Accessing console listener over network

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Posted on January 02 2012 06:49
Weird. It is working for me now. I must have overlooked something. I did reboot the Windows server, but I can't for the life of me figure anything that i might have changed.

Thanks for the replies.
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