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Author Telnet / Rlogin problem

Posts: 2
Joined: 03.09.15
Posted on September 03 2015 17:22

I have a small VMS 7.1 system (running under freeaxp) which is working perfectly except for one point.

When connecting via telnet or rlogin, VMS doesn't immediately present the user name prompt; you have to press enter, at which point the user name prompt is displayed.

I am not familiar with the mechanics of the VMS login process and have been feverishly digging through the internet all day trying to find a solution or at least hints, to no avail.

Would greatly appreciate any light anyone can shed on this.
Author RE: Telnet / Rlogin problem
Bruce Claremont

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Joined: 07.01.10
Posted on September 04 2015 03:27
Using PuTTY I do not see this behavior. The username prompt appears immediately when the session opens. This link shows recommended PuTTY settings for FreeAXP and Avanti: http://www.migrationspecialties.com/pdf/PuTTY_Settings.pdf

What terminal emulator are you using?
Author RE: Telnet / Rlogin problem

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Joined: 03.09.15
Posted on September 04 2015 06:14
Bruce, thanks very much for your response.
I've tried PuTTY, Teraterm and even see the same result just telnet'ing from a Windows XP command prompt. I went through the link you provided and set my PuTTY setttings per the recommendations, same result. I have other FreeAXP instances which don't do this.

A couple of data omitted in my original post:

(1) the machine behaves normally (instant user name prompt) when initially booted, but goes into this weird state after running for a while. In one instance it was up for about 5 minutes before doing this. In another instance it was a day or so.

(2) FreeAXP is running inside a Windows 2012 VM on HyperV. I have disabled the various TCP offload functions on the NIC in the VM.
Author RE: Telnet / Rlogin problem
Bruce Claremont

Posts: 606
Joined: 07.01.10
Posted on September 05 2015 03:23
I booted a VMS 7.1-2 system yesterday under Windows 2012, but cannot reproduce the issue.

I suggest moving the system to "real" hardware and testing it there. If the problem goes away, it would indicate an issue with the VM settings.
Author RE: Telnet / Rlogin problem

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Joined: 12.03.10
Posted on September 08 2015 05:52
I believe that the "username" will essentially timeout if no input is reveived. The telnet connection will remain just as if the "terminal" were a hardwired one. The <CR> is required to "wake up" the system that the terminal session is now being used. I believe that this behavior is expected. Look from the VMS side to see if the TNA device still exits. If so, I would expect that a <CR> is required to initiate the login.

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