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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Hobbyist Licensing | Alpha License PAK's
Author checksome fails and so does license key
deus
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Posted on April 06 2007 10:03
i keep getting LMF License Key failed

also when i enter the correct hardware key the checksum fails.
thanks
ed,
Author Re: checksome fails and so does license key
brad
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Posted on April 06 2007 13:18
[quote:ad631e13b6="deus"]i keep getting LMF License Key failed

also when i enter the correct hardware key the checksum fails.
thanks
ed,[/quote:ad631e13b6]

A checksum failure indicates that some of the information was entered incorrectly, not just the checksum itself.

It will be really hard to debug this problem without someone sitting over your shoulder, watching what you enter at each prompt. :-)

Perhaps someone could try this with you "offline", via email?
http://www.turquoisewitch.com/~bradh
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SMGepp
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Posted on May 17 2007 11:59
Is this a hobbyist licence PAK? If so and its anything like mine there is no Hardware ID to enter. Leave that field blank and make sure you have put everything else in the correct fields. The order they are listed on the email is not the same as trhe order they are prompted for in VMSLICENSE.COM.

Stu.
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Posted on May 23 2007 09:34
If you are using the VMSLICENSE, make sure you only enter information which appears in your PAK. The VMSLICENSE prompts for a value, and the PAK doesn't contain a value for it, leave it blank.

As some have noticed, older PAK's had both Release Date and Terminate Date which were required to register the PAK. Now, only the Terminate Date is required, and the Release Date is now required to be blank. I
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malmberg
August 04 2022
No more VAX hobbyist licenses. Community licenses for Alpha/IA64/X86_64 VMS Software Inc. Commercial VMS software licenses for VAX available from HPE.

ozboomer
July 20 2022
Just re-visiting.. No more hobbyist licenses? Is that from vmssoftware.com, no 'community' licenses?

valdirfranco
July 01 2022
No more hobbyist license...sad

mister_wavey
February 12 2022
I recall that the disks failed on the public access VMS systems that included Fafner

parwezw
January 03 2022
Anyone know what happened to FAFNER.DYNDS.ORG? I had a hobbyist account here but can longer access the site.

gtackett
October 27 2021
Make that DECdfs _2.1A_ for Vax

gtackett
October 27 2021
I'm looking for DECdfs V2.4A kit for VAX. Asking here just in case anyone is still listening.

MarkRLV
September 17 2021
At one time, didn't this web site have a job board? I would love to use my legacy skills one last time in my career.

malmberg
January 18 2021
New Hobbyist PAKs for VAX/VMS are no longer available according to reports. Only commercial licenses are reported to be for sale from HPE

dfilip
January 16 2021
Can someone please point me to hobbyist license pak? I'm looking for VAX/VMS 7.1, DECnet Phase IV, and UCX/TCPIP ... have the 7.1 media, need the license paks ... thanks!

Bart
October 16 2020
OpenVMS, and this website!

malmberg
September 05 2020
VSI community non-commercial licenses for AXP/IA64 are available now.

malmberg
September 05 2020
See the forum about licensing. Don't know if HPE hobby licenses still being issued. Commercial licenses still being sold.

silfox70
September 01 2020
I need the license for OpenVMS7.3. Where can I find them?

malmberg
August 29 2020
Eisner, which is currently being moved, got an SSH update and the keys were updated to more modern encryption standards.

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