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.
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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