2021-10-26 03:46:52 UTC
I run my two hobbyist VMS systems a few hours a week, and only when I'm actually sitting in front of them.
One is a MacOS-hosted simh VAX running VMS 7.3.
The other is a real Alphaserver DS10 running V8.4-4L2 (if I remember the "L2" right for the DS10's processor generation.)
For the few weeks I have before the VAX hobbyist license expires, I'd like to play around with DECdfs between the two systems--just for the experience of it. (In all the 30+ years I used VMS professionally I never had an opportunity to try DECdfs.)
But I don't have a copy of the distribution media for it. If you can provide me with such, I'd appreciate it.
Those reading this topic, who feel they _must_ again point out the many weaknesses of DECnet both in security terms and in the datedness of its design, you're welcome to do so, but I'm probably not in your target audience:
* I read c.o.v regularly and am already well familiar with those weaknesses.
* Even during the few hours a week that I do run my systems, normally only TCP/IP (TCPware) is running. I don't keep DECnet running when I'm not using it.
* My router and my ISP's router don't route DECnet.
Again, anyone who really wants to take the conversation completely off-topic into an argument against doing this, I can't stop you. I just won't be replying to such posts. (They may even do someone some good, if the right person just happens to ready this conversation.)
You can use the disposable address email@example.com to reach me.