recent acquisitions for the House of VAX

From: Carlini, Antonio <>
Date: Mon Sep 10 03:58:29 2001

Chuck McManis wrote:

> At 10:41 AM 9/8/01 -0500, Eric wrote:
> >Of course a PAK generator solves the problem of missing PAKs
> quite nicely.
> Yes it does, however I am dearly afraid that with HP and
> Compaq doing the
> dance that the lore of such things will be permanently lost
> at some point.

AFAIK, the PAKGEN program that third parties
were allowed to purchase would only
generate PAKs in the name of that
third party. So simply having PAKGEN
would not allow you to generate DEC PAKs!

OTOH several people reverse-engineered
the PAK checksum and at least one
company were selling a PAKGEN-like service
until they were "leaned on".

Received on Mon Sep 10 2001 - 03:58:29 BST

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