RSX11M passwords, (was: Help with my PDP 11/73)

From: Frank Arnold <>
Date: Wed Feb 26 10:06:00 2003 schrieb am 25.02.2003:
>From: <>
>To: <>
>Subject: Help with my PDP 11/73
>Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 12:36:31 -0800
>I have gotten my PDP 11/73 to
>start up and go through an initialization
>script for RSX-11Mplus. However, I do not
>know any uids/passwords, so I cannot
>login; I can only watch the script go by.
>I am able, while the script is running, to break
>into MCR and run commands like PDP and DMP.
>I am able to dump in octal
>some of the files like [0,0]001054.DIR;1.
>Does anyone know where the user names/passwords
>are stored? My memory says that the maybe
>they are not encrypted? Is that so?

The passwords are stored in a file [0,0]RSX11M.sys if I recall it correctley.
Should be a rather small file, just pip it to the printer to see it, it should
be an ASCII-file.
I think that after version 3.2 of rsx11m passwords were encripted, before that,
in plain text. Copy this file to some other media and delete it from your
system disk, After a new cold start you should have an open system. with RUN
$ACNT you can create new user-accounts if you desire.

Received on Wed Feb 26 2003 - 10:06:00 GMT

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