Vax 4000/VLC

From: Zane H. Healy <>
Date: Fri Nov 5 19:23:39 1999

>Ok, buried under a pile of stuff

OK, you're starting to get irritating :^) I was doing good to find some
transcievers today.

> was a little tiny VAX. A VAXStation 4000/VLC,

Cool! They look like a nice system. Kind of like a Alpha Multia, only a
they are a VAX.

>what the heck is that?

Well, it's better than the average VS3100, but not as good as a 4000/60.
The good news is it takes more or less normal 72-pin SIMMs, IIRC, they've
got to be true parity. I think they _have_ to be 4MB SIMMs though.

> Can I netboot it?

Yes, in fact I suspect this might have been the norm.

>Cluster it?

Well, you've got to be running OpenVMS and have clustering licenses
installed :^)

>can it run headless?

Yes, or if you've got a monitor cable I think you can hook it up to a
Multisync monitor, it should have a pretty decent framebuffer. There are
actually 3 different models of the system, each with a slightly different

On a OpenVMS note, I'd advise staying away from Samba 2.0.3 on OpenVMS for
the time being, I just spent a lot of my free time for the last couple days
trying to install it. It took me longer to FTP Samba 1.9 just now than it
did to install it and have it working.

On a crazy note, I'm installing Samba because you can't buy a NFS client
for the Mac anymore. They've ALL vanished!

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Received on Fri Nov 05 1999 - 19:23:39 GMT

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