[vcf-midatlantic] VMS question

william degnan billdegnan at gmail.com
Fri Oct 20 09:21:46 EDT 2017

I noticed when I logged in today a file / info dump printed to the screen
but when I logged out and in again it was gone.  Perhaps that's what you're
talking about?

Understand that I did not write SYSLOGIN.COM or any of this configuration
... I would not have imagined someone would have a messed up SYSLOGIN.COM
to cause the issue you described.  There may be another explanation.

I am trying to "take over" from where they guy that set this machine up
left off  and learn how this particular server was set up and why.  I want
to fix, but I also know System administration tends to reflect the
personality of the admin, people have reasons for things.  I am making the
assumption that given this was a production system there must be some
reasons for things.  Eventually I can try to improve.

When I log in using Evan's account, I can get in but I have a disk quota
exceeded error when I try to generate an email message.

MAIL> mail
To:     SMTP%"evan at snarc.net"
%MAIL-E-OPENOUT, error opening
.TMP; as output
-RMS-E-CRE, ACP file create failed
-SYSTEM-F-EXDISKQUOTA, disk quota exceeded

Thanks for you help.


On Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 8:55 AM, Brian Schenkenberger via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> The problem was a poorly written SYLOGIN.COM file!!!  That "Sorry%"
> message
> was found in the SYLOGIN.COM file.
> Evan's password will need to be reset.  It is presently the magic word from
> Adventure twice. ;)
> Sadly, the stupid SYLOGIN.COM, redefined command DELETE, so the
> file is NO LONGER there.  It didn't do all that much and what it did to was
> wrong and stupid, so start over and learn some DCL.

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