NOTA BENE: Feel free to ignore this message but I think some of you guys might find this rather amusing..Also, it?s Friday before Valborgsafton so, Johnny, I?m sure you?ll be cool about this (I guarantee very infrequent) totally off-topic post.
Right Johnny? Hyv?? Vappua and all that? (it?s like Christmas for alcoholics in Finland. Hell, it?s like our third most popular holiday)
Some background: Yesterday there was something of a revolution in the alt.2600 Facebook group (?The Hacker Quarterly?, I am a member purely out of professional interest) which led to the owner of the actual machine basically kicking out all the admins since facts emerged that the founder of the FB group, Adrian Lamo (same guy that basically handed Bradley/Chelsea Manning over to the Feds over the Wikileaks thing since he had some Very Serious Business federal charges hanging over him) had been data mining the alt.2600 IRC server for the NSA.
This did not go down too well, since he wasn?t actually coerced into this - it?s what he does for a living now, apparently (OSINT - open-source intelligence gathering).
So anyway, new admins were installed, including a buddy of mine [I?m fairly certain she?s not a Fed, if she is, she hides her money well] and as the group reopened a hilarious typhoon of bovine excrement started flying around including some 17 year old clearly on his 8th can of Monster Energy posting a hilariously poor attempt at high register English rhetoric about Adrian Lamo?s ?High Crimes against the Hacking Community?.
Of course, the guys being the sociopathic pranksters they are, immediately started question said script kiddy?s coding abilities.
At which point I (and APL, the programming language) entered the conversation, which you can see here:
d|i|g|i|t|a|l sold a device, part number 29-32549-01, which did exactly what
is being asked. Information is available in the OpenVMS FAQ, Ch.14, Sect.18
available here: http://labs.hoffmanlabs.com/vmsfaq/vmsfaq_024.html#supp4 I,
myself, own one but I'm not parting with it.
VAXman- A Bored Certified VMS Kernel Mode Hacker VAXman(at)TMESIS(dot)ORG
I speak to machines with the voice of humanity.
I?ve got two VAXstation 4000s, and I think they both have a graphics card in them - one with a weird connector with 3 circular sockets and another with a DB25-looking thing and they seem to have a picture of a monitor on them.
So a couple of questions?
Anyone know where I can get an adapter cable for one or the other of those to a VGA monitor? (basically, does anyone have a spare that they?d like to sell)?
Are they likely to work with an LCD monitor or do I need to get an older CRT one?
Finally, can I use the LK keyboard from a VT420 as the ?console keyboard?? How about mice, are these still available (or does someone want to sell me one)?
Thanks for any advice..
After a prolonged absence during a particularly crap job in Qatar I?m finally able to do fun DECNET stuff again.
Anything of interest happening lately? Is there a new mail gateway? If not, I?ve got Multinet running on one of my nodes but have no idea of how to set it up to be a mail gateway - so if someone is interested in helping me out, I?m happy to use LABVAX for that..
VCF East is April 15-17. That's just 2 months away! Who's going? Do we have a plan? Last year DEC was well represented. This year could be even better! I am starting to put some things together. Hopefully we can connect to the HECnet backbone. My site will provide both Multinet and bridge links into HECnet as necessary.
While looking for DECnet documents, I noticed that there's a very large collection at http://manx.classiccmp.org/collections/antonio/dec/ . Probably not news to many, but in case some had not seen it...
Among other things, there are two CD collections MDS-1997-10 and MDS-2000-01. The former contains a rather obscure document, the DECnet Phase IV Token Ring datalink spec. That also includes the Phase IV routing layer tweaks necessary to support token ring -- or other datalinks if you don't want to use the AA-00-04-00 prefix.
I'm currently setting up Stephen Hoffman's NEWUSER new user registration
system and as part of this I need to configure MULTINET to be able to
send SMTP emails. I'd like to do that by using google mail as a
forwarding service - does anyone have the necessary configuration
information I'd require?
I'd also like to be able to receive emails direct to the box, but this
is a secondary requirement. I do have a linux server available running
ubuntu that could act as a forwarding service if that's an easier setup.
The plan, which is now coming to fruition, is to start a UK based public
access Alpha and VAX cluster. It's getting close now!