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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Alpha Systems Forums | Alpha Software Forum
Author Move the frog to the Alpha
strupat
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Posted on March 07 2012 04:57
Is there a way to make the kermit frog jump from my windows computer to my new alpha255 ? And maybe he could do it using the serial cable ? smiley


...well, DEC released the alpha255 on my 28th birthday, thanks 4 that!
Edited by strupat on March 07 2012 04:58
http://ahlbornforum.comxa.com
Author RE: Move the frog to the Alpha
malmberg
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Posted on March 07 2012 14:15
Both computers are DTE (Data Terminal Equipment) so you need a cross-over cable. Google for the OpenVMS FAQ for pin-outs.

Generally PUTTY is a good free terminal client.
Author RE: Move the frog to the Alpha
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Posted on March 07 2012 20:42
Thanks for your reply, the commuication between the computers already works with a terminal emulation software like putty, ivt or my latest favorite kermit95 in the trial version, but i would like to move the kermit file transfer software for openvms from the freeware cd01 (available on my windows computer) to the alphastation. i have downloaded the freeware cd on my windows computer, but the alphastation is not yet configurated for something like internet access. I am wondering, why the freeware cds for open vms are not available for download as an iso-image (they tell they are but there is no iso), so that you can burn them and use them directly with the alpha machine.


...well, DEC released the alpha255 on my 28th birthday, thanks 4 that!
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Author RE: Move the frog to the Alpha
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Posted on March 08 2012 02:47
The last time I looked, the freeware packages were available for individual downloads and as CD-ROMs.

As they are freeware, there are some mirrors of them set up.

The disk format is probably an ODS-2/Files-11 disk image, not an ISO. Many CD/DVD programs can burn disk images. A few of them incorrectly call disk images ISO images. But some CD-burner programs can only burn true ISO 9660 images, or will only burn the ISO 9660 portion of a disk image.

The TCPIP (UCX) license is available as part of the Hobbyist license paks, and Process.com makes hobbyist licenses available for both of their TCPIP programs.

This should make it easy to use networking to transfer files.

Once TCPIP is set up, you can also use CYGWIN NFS as a server, and VMS with TCPIP configured can mount this disks. (TCPIP 5.7 ECO 1-3 can not mount NFS disks)
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basilh
June 05 2018
Any other forum members in Perth, Australia?

LouF91
April 05 2018
ah maybe they love that!

malmberg
March 24 2018
Probably. More people hang out on the comp.os.vms newsgroup.

vaxpert
March 23 2018
I have a PE42A and other Alpha system stuff for sale. I'm in So California. Any interest out there?

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February 27 2018
To Prohorenko. Please, visit group OpenVMS in the ok.ru

peteherrera
February 24 2018
How much does it cost to buy a complete OpenVMS hardcopy documentation set of the latest version

prohorenko
February 17 2018
Please help to obtain the license on OpenVMS

malmberg
December 12 2017
HPE only makes the most current version of OpenVMS Alpha / IA64 /VAX available to hobbyists. When I had access to the Alliance 1 program it was the same. No public downloads are allowed by HPE.

nmbonao
December 08 2017
Is anybody knows OpenVMS 8.2 version downloadable version? or CD copy? Thank you very much

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malmberg
September 10 2017
https://sourceforge.net/p
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lation/ For the most part just use VMS 6.1 media instead of 7.3. But why run the older release?


DoeveR
August 07 2017
Where can I find the write up on running VMS 6.1 using the simh emulator?

Bart
March 20 2017
Happy to have found my password again!

pintero
March 16 2017
peteherrera. Agreed.

peteherrera
March 04 2017
It would be nice to be able to buy the lastest hardcopy full OpenVMS docset at a very reduced price through the Hobbyist program. smiley

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