[vcf-midatlantic] VMS question

william degnan billdegnan at gmail.com
Thu Oct 19 17:10:14 EDT 2017


OK.  Thanks for fixing my structure, I would not have caught that.
Bill

On Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 4:18 PM, Brian Schenkenberger via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> william degnan via vcf-midatlantic writes:
>
> >A while back I was working on my MicroVAX and I had a few OS and hardware
> >setbacks.  I have finally gotten back to where I was before.
> >
> >So, I have a question for you VMS admins out there.
> >
> >I can log into my Microvax 3100 as SYSTEM remotely the FQDN is
> >microvax3100.vintagecomputer.net. I am having issues adding new users.  I
> >remember asking about this problem a year ago and Brian helped me fix it
> at
> >VCF E 12 I think, but I forget how he fixed it.
> >
> >I can create a user (for Evan K to try) and I can log in, but it
> >immediately logs me out.  I get the following error:
> >
> >Username: EKOBLENTZ
> >Password:
> >        Welcome to VAX/VMS version V5.5-2 on node COBUCK
> >    Last interactive login on Thursday, 19-OCT-2017 15:14
> >%Sorry, your default device is unavailable for login, try again later...
> >
> >  EKOBLENTZ    logged out at 19-OCT-2017 15:14:38.56
> >
> >I remember Brian S fixed this problem, and it's not a user setup issue
> >within AUTH, there is something else I need to do to allow non SYSTEM
> users
> >to log in.
> >
> >This is not a production server but I do have it up and running now, if
> >anyone who can advise needs the SYSTEM password just send me an email and
> I
> >will send to you.  Please if you fix, I need to document the fix so I can
> >know how to create a new user.
> >
> >Here is the process I am using:
> >
> >$ set process/privileges=all
> >$ set default sys$system:
> >$ run authorize
> >UAF> show [100,*] /brief
> >UAF> add EKOBLENTZ /uic=[100,30] /account=COBK
> >UAF> modify EKOBLENTZ /password=password
> >UAF> modify EKOBLENTZ /device=sys$sysdevice      <=== L@@K
> >UAF> modify EKOBLENTZ /directory=[EKOBLENTZ]     <=== L@@K
> >UAF> modify EKOBLENTZ /owner="Evan Koblentz"
> >UAF> modify EKOBLENTZ /nopwdexpir /flag=nodisuser
> >UAF> modify EKOBLENTZ /defprivileges=(TMPMBX, OPER, NETMBX)
> >/privileges=(TMPMBX, OPER, NETMBX)
> >UAF> modify EKOBLENTZ /flags=nodisuser
> >UAF> exit
> >$ create /directory /owner=[100,30] COBK$DATA:[COBK.PERSONAL.ekoblentz]
> <=== L@@K
> >/OWNER=[ekoblentz]
> >
> >
> >SO...What else do I need to do?  I know my SYSTARTUP_V5.COM is a little
> >screwy (yes I am using VMS 5.2) and I need to clean it up, but I don't
> >think the problem described above is related to the system start script.
> I
> >seem to remember Brian going into a directory someplace and adding the
> user
> >to a table or changing the system to allow a certain user to be able to
> log
> >in.  What I'd like is to allow any user I create by default to be allowed
> >to log in, if they have the correct permissions as a user.
> >
> >Thanks
> >
> >Bill
>
> You have created/established Evan's account with a default "home"
> directory of
> SYS$SYSDEVICE:[EKOBLENTZ] but you created COBK$DATA:[COBK.PERSONAL.
> EKOBLENTZ].
>
> Either:
>
> (1)
>
> $ MCR AUTHORIZE
> UAF> modify EKOBLENTZ /device=COBK$DATA:
> UAF> modify EKOBLENTZ /directory=[COBK.PERSONAL.EKOBLENTZ]
>
> ...or...
>
> (2)
>
> $ CREATE/DIRECTORY SYS$SYSDEVICE:[EKOBLENTZ]/OWNER=[100,10]
>
>
> Remember, computers only do what you tell them to do. ;)
>
>



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