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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | VAX Systems Forums | VAX Software Forum
Author DECWindows / Telnet
OliverK
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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

SET DIS/CRE/TRA=TCPIP/NODE=192.168,2,150
RUN SYS$SYSTEMsmileyECW$CLOCK

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
somersdave
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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:
http://www.openvmshobbyist.com/forum/viewthread.php?forum_id=60&thread_id=1666





Author RE: DECWindows / Telnet
malmberg
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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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malmberg
August 04 2022
No more VAX hobbyist licenses. Community licenses for Alpha/IA64/X86_64 VMS Software Inc. Commercial VMS software licenses for VAX available from HPE.

ozboomer
July 20 2022
Just re-visiting.. No more hobbyist licenses? Is that from vmssoftware.com, no 'community' licenses?

valdirfranco
July 01 2022
No more hobbyist license...sad

mister_wavey
February 12 2022
I recall that the disks failed on the public access VMS systems that included Fafner

parwezw
January 03 2022
Anyone know what happened to FAFNER.DYNDS.ORG? I had a hobbyist account here but can longer access the site.

gtackett
October 27 2021
Make that DECdfs _2.1A_ for Vax

gtackett
October 27 2021
I'm looking for DECdfs V2.4A kit for VAX. Asking here just in case anyone is still listening.

MarkRLV
September 17 2021
At one time, didn't this web site have a job board? I would love to use my legacy skills one last time in my career.

malmberg
January 18 2021
New Hobbyist PAKs for VAX/VMS are no longer available according to reports. Only commercial licenses are reported to be for sale from HPE

dfilip
January 16 2021
Can someone please point me to hobbyist license pak? I'm looking for VAX/VMS 7.1, DECnet Phase IV, and UCX/TCPIP ... have the 7.1 media, need the license paks ... thanks!

Bart
October 16 2020
OpenVMS, and this website!

malmberg
September 05 2020
VSI community non-commercial licenses for AXP/IA64 are available now.

malmberg
September 05 2020
See the forum about licensing. Don't know if HPE hobby licenses still being issued. Commercial licenses still being sold.

silfox70
September 01 2020
I need the license for OpenVMS7.3. Where can I find them?

malmberg
August 29 2020
Eisner, which is currently being moved, got an SSH update and the keys were updated to more modern encryption standards.

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