Subject: Re: VAX 4000/400
To: Pierre-Michel Ricordel <>
From: Brian Hechinger <>
List: port-vax
Date: 01/22/2001 13:54:18
Pierre-Michel Ricordel drunkenly mumbled...
> Welcome to VMS, obfuscation at its best! :-)

after going through all the steps to recover my system password (woo hoo,
i'm in control of this beast now!!) i must say:

This goes BEYOND obfuscation.  i can't _WAIT_ to get NetBSD on this thing. :)

> Unfortunately, it does not seem to start TCP/IP services (UCX),
> so you are stuck to the console (no telnet, no ftp).

not really a problem since i'm just boobing around for now, but eventually
i'd like to have a running VMS box (one of the /300 machines) so how would
i go about getting TCP/IP working on this thing?  or should i just start with
a blank install from the begining (probably the best anyway) but then i need
the media.  yea.

> But for the password, you should ask to the previous owner... :-(

thank god for the VMS FAQ.  previous owner? he was a couple of hands ago that
this thing has gone through. :)

> For my 4000-200, they hopefully gave me their SYSTEM password :-)
> I dont know if there is a bypass ala "single use mode".
> Is there any VMS guru around ?

the VMS FAQ helped me out here.

thanks for the insight!!