From: Bill/Carolyn Pechter <pechter_at_shell.monmouth.com>
Date: Wed Jul 8 15:44:25 1998

> This started as a joke, but turned into something interesting.
> Someone posted on alt.os.multics about setting a UNIX to pop up the VM/SP
> logo from /etc/issue. I did one better and crocked up a way to make UNIX
> actually act like VM/SP at the logon (Mutilated copy of telnetd and a new login program).
> The question is, what was VM/SP? I know it was IBMs, and it ran on large
> mainframes. Where can I find information about it?
> Oh, if you want to see the results of my screwing around (And my first
> hackery in C that ever worked!) telnet at ubani.umtec.com.

Slick... Looks like the Profs login I had at IBM.
Here's mine... I've got a case of VAX/VMS envy.

The motd quotes are from the BSD Fortune program.

One day I hope for real FreeVMS at home. (although I'm quite happy
with FreeBSD...)

$telnet localhost

Connected to localhost.
Escape character is '^]'.
FreeVMS 1.0 alpha (i4got) (ttyp3)

Username: pechter
Last login: Wed Jul 8 16:30:48 from algw2.lucent.com
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| Quotations from chairman Ken |
  "There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in their
                  -- Ken Olsen, President of DEC, World Future Society
                     Convention, 1977

          One of the questions that comes up all the time is: How
  enthusiastic is our support for UNIX?
          Unix was written on our machines and for our machines many
  years ago. Today, much of UNIX being done is done on our machines.
  Ten percent of our VAXs are going for UNIX use. UNIX is a simple
  language, easy to understand, easy to get started with. It's great for
  students, great for somewhat casual users, and it's great for
  interchanging programs between different machines. And so, because of
  its popularity in these markets, we support it. We have good UNIX on
  VAX and good UNIX on PDP-11s.
          It is our belief, however, that serious professional users will
  run out of things they can do with UNIX. They'll want a real system and
  will end up doing VMS when they get to be serious about programming.
          With UNIX, if you're looking for something, you can easily and
  quickly check that small manual and find out that it's not there. With
  VMS, no matter what you look for -- it's literally a five-foot shelf of
  documentation -- if you look long enough it's there. That's the
  difference -- the beauty of UNIX is it's simple; and the beauty of VMS
  is that it's all there.

| Bill and/or Carolyn Pechter | pechter_at_shell.monmouth.com |
| Bill Gates is a Persian cat and a monocle away from being a James Bond |
| villain." -- Dennis Miller |
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