Subject: Re: remote console via LAT?
To: Michael L. Hitch <>
From: Markus A. Boeing <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 06/06/2001 09:51:01

its quite some years ago that I left DEC but as far as I remember remote 
console capabilities were usually provided by the MOP (Maintainance 
Operations Protocol) protocol. It comes in two flavors, MOP-DL would deal 
with loading images, and MOP-RC would be remote console stuff. NetBSD has 
at least MOP download capabilities (that is what I use to load my Xyplex 
box :) but I do not know about the remote control bit.


At 06:59 06.06.2001, Michael L. Hitch wrote:
>On Wed, 6 Jun 2001, Toru Nishimura wrote:
> > For Digital lovers like me,
> >
> > I learned some of DEC ROM monitors have remote console functionality
> > inside.
>   Can you provide which ROM monitors specifically?  I can try accessing
>them if I have any of them.
> > - Is it possible to "talk" the DEC ROM monitor remotely if I acquired
> >   LAT capable terminal server?
>   I very much doubt it.  As far as I know, LAT != Remote Console.  The DEC
>terminal servers use the Remote Console protocol for managment.
> > - I wonder the availablity of license-free LAT client (and protocol
> >   stack itself) which runs on *BSD.
>   I think there is some LAT stuff (latd) written for Linux (GPL of
>course).  I don't think it contains any Remote Console support though.
>Michael L. Hitch              
>Computer Consultant
>Information Technology Center
>Montana State University        Bozeman, MT     USA