From: Jim Strickland <jim_at_calico.litterbox.com>
Date: Tue Aug 3 14:22:46 1999

Um, while I fail to understand why VMS is dumb for not letting you in without
the right passwords, I realise that's not very helpful to you. :) Hit the
web page at http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Lakes/2956/data.htm
and search for the word "password". It lists the procedure.

And at the risk of starting a religious war between the VMS folk and the
unix folk, let me say just that VMS and Unix are good at different things.
VMS is much much more secure than unix, and has far greater ability to give
users *some* privilages without giving them *everything*. This is valuable
in some circumstances. Unix probably does get better overall performance
for the same hardware because it doesn't have this security overhead, among
other things.

Hope this helps.

> I do not like this VMS. I like RSX and RT, but not VMS. First of all,
> it's running on a 32-bit machine and it isn't UNIX. That's just
> offensive. Then, second, it won't let me log in because I don't remember
> any of the passwords. I even tried the boot/r5:1 and uafalternate thing,
> but it still won't let me type in bogus login info. What a pain.
> If anyone knows how to get around this, please mail me back. I have a
> really important file on this silly vax and need to save it on a machine
> that I do backups on regularly. Then I'll be free to run NetBSD. Instead
> of that dumb VMS.
> ;^)
> jake

Jim Strickland
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