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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Hobbyist Licensing | Alpha License PAK's
Author What license am I missing?
raperswil
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Posts: 11
Joined: 19.11.09
Posted on March 25 2011 20:46
Dear All
First of all: thanks for keeping the VMS hobby community alive and active. This kind of participation and loyalty is not easily seen for other systems.

My problem: I installed 8.3 Alpha on the Personal Alpha. I also installed the PAKs for the base system, TCPIP etc. I upgraded to 8.4 last night. I am assuming my licenses will be valid on the new 8.4 system. I never tried to Telnet from OSX to the older 8.3 installation before.

The licenses seem to be ok. What license am I missing?

$ sh lic/usage

View of loaded licenses from node TKVMS 26-MAR-2011 12:47:21.18

------- Product ID -------- ---- Unit usage information ----
Product Producer Loaded Allocated Available
FMS DEC Unlimited license, no usage information
OPENVMS-ALPHA-USER DEC Unlimited license, no usage information
OPENVMS-HOBBYIST DEC Unlimited license, no usage information
RMSJNL DEC Unlimited license, no usage information
UCX DEC Unlimited license, no usage information
UCX-IP-CLIENT DEC Unlimited license, no usage information
$





But when I try to connect from MAC OSX using Telnet (note FTP works ok):

%%%%%%%%%%% OPCOM 26-MAR-2011 12:48:10.58 %%%%%%%%%%%
Message from user INTERnet on TKVMS
TELNET Login from Host: 10.211.55.2 Port: 51683

$
%%%%%%%%%%% OPCOM 26-MAR-2011 12:48:17.20 %%%%%%%%%%%
Message from user AUDIT$SERVER on TKVMS
Security alarm (SECURITY) and security audit (SECURITY) on TKVMS, system id: 108
Auditable event: Remote interactive login failure
Event time: 26-MAR-2011 12:48:17.20
PID: 000000BE
Process name: _TNA4:
Username: SYSTEM
Process owner: [SYSTEM]
Terminal name: _TNA4:, Host: 10.211.55.2 Port: 51683
Image name: TKVMS$DKA0:[SYS0.SYSCOMMON.][SYSEXE]LOGINOUT.EXE
Remote node id: 37212938
Remote username: TELNET_0AD33702
Posix UID: -2
Posix GID: -2 (%XFFFFFFFE)
Status: %LICENSE-F-NOLICENSE, no license is active for this so
ftware product

$
%%%%%%%%%%% OPCOM 26-MAR-2011 12:48:17.29 %%%%%%%%%%%
Message from user TCPIP TELNET on TKVMS
TELNET Logout Request from Remote Host: 10.211.55.2 Port: 51683

$





From MAC OSX:

$ telnet 10.211.55.8
Trying 10.211.55.8...
Connected to 10.211.55.8.
Escape character is '^]'.


Welcome to OpenVMS (TM) Alpha Operating System, Version V8.4

Username: system
Password:
Connection closed by foreign host.ware product



Thanks
Edited by raperswil on March 25 2011 21:46
Author RE: What license am I missing?
matt002
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Posts: 12
Joined: 31.03.10
Posted on March 26 2011 02:00
You need to load the OpenVMS base licence - in this case 'OPENVMS-ALPHA'. Once you have loaded this licence you may need to modify it so that it is associated with the local system (because base licences often have the NO_SHARE tag).

$ LICENSE MODIFY OPENVMS-ALPHA /INCLUDE=node




Where 'node' is the nodename of your local system.
I can't remember if this step is needed for standalone systems, but it is required for cluster environments. If you have multiple 'OPENVMS-ALPHA' licences registered then you will need to add the /AUTHORIZATION=xxx-xxx-xx qualifier to the above command to distinguish which licence is to be modified.

Matt
http://www.9track.net/
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