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Author DECWindows / Telnet

Posts: 25
Location: Germany
Joined: 24.05.10
Posted on April 13 2012 09:23
I'm looking for ssh for VAX.
I Installed OPENVMAS 7.3
On the Hobbyist CD there is only TCPIP Services 5.1 without SSH.
Therefore I have to connect to the VAX by using TELNET.
If I try to "export" X like


The Display cannot be opened (I think due to security).

I run into the same situation using my Alpha using TELNET.

When I bought the VAX it came with VMS 5.5-2.
If I boot that system, I can start X-Applications using the same commands and of cause the same X-Sever.


Maybe I can configure the DECWindows in any kind of way to work.

I would be glad to get any kind of solution.

Thanks for your help
Author RE: DECWindows / Telnet

Posts: 67
Location: bristol,UK
Joined: 23.03.07
Posted on April 13 2012 12:46
I don't know what is actually available but under the new system I think you need to email John Egolf of HP who is administering licensing and software downloads, I believe

Bit late here but briefly I spent 'some time' a while ago, getting SSH to work to allow me to connect from my Ubuntu Linux PC to the OVMS 8.3 Alpha - using my sort of keep trying things till it works approach (stuff I wouldn't dare do on a live system)

Just getting an SSH connection (as I understand your problem) from PC to Vax (or Alpha) doesn't require DEC Windows to be running (if I recall) just setting things at the Alpha end using TCPIP Configuration and modifying some files on the PC UBUNTU system.

I guess 'CREATE TERM' is the simplest thing one can do once DEC Windows is running but I found that nothing would work until I had TCPIP BIND service running and used the TCPIP setup service "SET NAMESERVICE" AND "SET CONF NAMESERVICE" to relate static addresses to server names.

here's a related Vax / Decwindows thread which may shed some light:

Author RE: DECWindows / Telnet

Posts: 530
Joined: 15.04.08
Posted on April 16 2012 03:11
By default now, most X-11 servers are blocking hosts that are not in their acceptance list.
A utility, I think from my faulty memory: xauth is used to allow hosts in.

I am not aware of ssh for VAX available from HP, but the Multinet stack from Process Software may have it, and they have hobbyist licenses.
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