What I have understood is that the OpenVMS 7.3-2 is the latest version for VAX. Are there any later official or unofficial security patches available for this version? If not is there some documentation or tutorial how to mitigate 7.3 vvulnerabilities or secure VAX installations?
How does this affect security of VAX based systems? Up to this date there must be many unpatched vulnerabilities in a base 7.3 VAX system? Although with proper system administration many of these, if not all, could be mitigated, would you dare to host publicly accessible services on a VAX system nowadays??
Of course "security through obscurity" helps a bit, but I wouldn't like count on it.
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
aarommes December 02 2017 Bitcoin and Blockchain enthusiasts ( plus distributed computing ) please connec / reply: http://www.openvmshobbyis t.com/forum/viewthread.ph p?forum_id=130&thread_id= 2991
malmberg September 10 2017 https://sourceforge.net/p /vms-ports/wiki/VMSInstal 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!