Subject: Re: VAX 6400 booting saga: barred from using MULTINET (sigh!)
To: Dennis Grevenstein <>
From: Robert Schaefer <>
List: port-vax
Date: 12/08/2001 15:57:52
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From: "Dennis Grevenstein" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, December 08, 2001 03:27 PM
Subject: Re: VAX 6400 booting saga: barred from using MULTINET (sigh!)

> Robert Schaefer wrote:
> >
> > Looks like decus membership ( is still free.  Join
> > then get a hobbiest pac for VMS & layered products.  Currently it only
> > your time, (took 'em three or four months to process my app.) then I had
> > manually type in the VMS & UCX pac, then ftp'd the whole layered pac
> That's generally a good idea since VMS is a nice OS, but it will
> really take a lot of time.
> > I *heard* but won't swear to it that the hobbiest licenses don't care
> > serial numbers.  I can confirm that a pac I got for my 6310 accepts my
> > with a non-matching 2nd processor.
> That's right. The hobbyist license is an unlimited User license that
> will run on any hardware.
> The Hardware ID only matters for the checksum. It is not tested by VMS.

Does that mean my current pak (knew it was one or the other!!) for my 6310
will also work on my 4Km90 and 3100m40?  Even for clustering?

> > I'm in a similar spot-- I want pacs for my latest haul (VS3100m40), but
> > don't seem to have my decus number wrote down anywhere!
> I guess you mean "PAK's" (product activation keys).
> Normally you don't need to write down your DECUS number. I got a
> small membership card that always reminds me that they haven't entered
> my name correctly ;-)

^_^  I think I was lucky just to get the number the first time-- it took so
long I had forgotten about it!

> Dennis


> --
> OpenVMS is a truly GREAT operating system. The best thing to come along
> since the invention of toilet paper. Both of these inventions have made
> tremendous improvements in the human condition.
>                                            Joe Huber in comp.os.vms