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Sumant M Kumar
Frequent Advisor

OpenVMS Hobbyist License

Hi,

Can anyone help me to get hobbyist license for OpenVMS 8.31H1.I need to install VMS on Integrity hardware.

Base License
UCX,Shadow

Regards,
Sumant
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John Gillings
Honored Contributor

Re: OpenVMS Hobbyist License

Sumant,
Is this system for your personal use? That's the condition for a hobbyist license.

If the system belongs to any kind of commercial entity, or is used for business use, please contact HP to negotiate the purchase of the necessary licenses.

If it's your personal system for non-commercial use, go to http://www.openvmshobbyist.com/licenses.php
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Sumant M Kumar
Frequent Advisor

Re: OpenVMS Hobbyist License

Hi John,

I have completed my registration on link which you provided me.But i cant see any license PAK's.Could you please guide me where i can get it.

Do we need to regiser these licenses.

FYI !!! System is used for non-commercial purpose.

Regards,
Sumant
Sumant M Kumar
Frequent Advisor

Re: OpenVMS Hobbyist License

Hi John,

Who will provide me the Valid Membership number.I have already registered on that link but when i serching any license PAK's its asking me to enter membership number.After registration i got a email for the verification purpose i clicked on that link and activated my user account but till now i do not recieve any membership number just i got my user id and password.

Regards,
Sumant
Volker Halle
Honored Contributor

Re: OpenVMS Hobbyist License

Sumant,

DECUServe is now an official Hobbyist Chapter, so you need to register an account with DECUServe first to get your membership number. For details see:

http://decuserve.org/

There is a current story about this on OpenVMS.org.

Volker.
Sumant M Kumar
Frequent Advisor

Re: OpenVMS Hobbyist License

Hi VOlker,

I tried to connect with Decuser.org but unable to connect.

C:\>telnet decuserve.org
Connecting To decuserve.org...Could not open connection to the host, on port 23:
Connect failed

Also i tried with Java Telnet
http://encompasserve.org/telnet/index_TEST.html

Trying to eisner.decus.org
Failed to connect

Regards,
Sumant
Volker Halle
Honored Contributor

Re: OpenVMS Hobbyist License

Sumant,

I can telnet to eisner.decuserve.org

Volker.
Sumant M Kumar
Frequent Advisor

Re: OpenVMS Hobbyist License

Hi Volker,

I am located in Singapore and systems are in US.Is this the reason i not able to telnet the node.Still i am getting the same error.

Please assist me if there is any other way to get into that node to complete registration.

Regards,
Sumant
Volker Halle
Honored Contributor

Re: OpenVMS Hobbyist License

Sumant,

$ ucx ping eisner.decuserve.org
PING eisner.decuserve.org (67.53.90.116): 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 67.53.90.116: icmp_seq=0 ttl=236 time=136 ms
...

Does PING work from where you are ?

Volker.
Sumant M Kumar
Frequent Advisor

Re: OpenVMS Hobbyist License

Hi Volker,

I am able to do ssh and i got password prompt but what is the password here?

o Report problems in DECUServe_Forum.

o Please $Support$ DECUServe. See DECUServe_Forum Topic 776 for how to
contribute. Progress on 2005 campaign as of 1-Dec (week 37): 27 members
contributing $2543. (In 2004, 36 members contributed $4953 in 16 weeks.)

For information about Encompasserve please login under -> Username INFORMATION
To subscribe to Encompasserve please login under -> Username REGISTRATION
To report any form of a problem please login under -> Username PROBLEMS
To renew an Expired account please login under -> Username REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION@67.53.90.116's password:
Access denied
REGISTRATION@67.53.90.116's password:
Access denied
REGISTRATION@67.53.90.116's password:
Volker Halle
Honored Contributor

Re: OpenVMS Hobbyist License

Sumant,

there is no password for the REGISTRATION account.

So it looks like TELNET is blocked from your site and SSH with an account without a password does not seem to work on EISNER.

Volker.
Volker Halle
Honored Contributor

Re: OpenVMS Hobbyist License

Sumnat,

this is a 'known problem' (registration via SSH is currently not possible) - see DECUSERVE_Forum note 831.*

You need to find a way to login via TELNET for REGISTRATION (maybe from home) ?

Volker.
Sumant M Kumar
Frequent Advisor

Re: OpenVMS Hobbyist License

Yes Volker ....you are right.

Better i can try from home.Thanks a lot for your all help.

Regards,
Sumant
Volker Halle
Honored Contributor

Re: OpenVMS Hobbyist License

Sumant,

I have added a pointer to this thread as feedback in the DECServe_Forum notes file entry 831.16.

Volker.
Volker Halle
Honored Contributor

Re: OpenVMS Hobbyist License

Typo: should be: DECUServe_Forum entry 831.16

Volker.
Sumant M Kumar
Frequent Advisor

Re: OpenVMS Hobbyist License

Hi Volker,

I have completed my registration on DecuServ.org successfully.Now i am able to login into vms node but my question is from where i can get the hobbyist license for non-commercial purpose.I am able to login with Telnet as well as SSH ports.

My user id is do not have enough permissions.

Regards,
Sumant
Graham Burley
Frequent Advisor

Re: OpenVMS Hobbyist License

Keith Parris
Trusted Contributor

Re: OpenVMS Hobbyist License

To summarize the helpful link given above, log into DECUServe and enter the command HOBBYIST at the dollar-sign prompt. That will print the membership number you need to get the Hobbyist license. If you try your membership number and it does not work, it may be because it can take a few days for DECUServe's new-account information to be transferred over to the Hobbyist website, so a bit of patience is required in that case.
Sumant M Kumar
Frequent Advisor

Re: OpenVMS Hobbyist License

Yes you are Keith.I issued the command hobbyist and i got all the imp info but when used the same member number on hobbyist site i got error "member id not found in the database" so i think it will take some time.

Regards,
Sumant
Sumant M Kumar
Frequent Advisor

Re: OpenVMS Hobbyist License

Dear Support Members,

Can anyone tell me how many days registration process will take because still i am getting error message.

"Your Membership Number is not in our database or is incorrect. Please check with your Chapter to insure it is correct and they have updated us. Sorry for any inconvenience"

But when i type hobbyist on command prompt i can see my member number.Let me know which option i need to choose to get hobbyist license on openvms.org link.

Regards,
Sumant
Volker Halle
Honored Contributor

Re: OpenVMS Hobbyist License

Sumant,

please be patient. This is a 'hobbyist site' for non-commercial use, so give them a couple of days.

This information is from the DECUServe.org site:

DECUServe transmits membership information to the Hobbyist Program twice
weekly, if you have recently registered on DECUServe please allow time for
transfer and processing into the Hobbyist database.

Volker.
Volker Halle
Honored Contributor

Re: OpenVMS Hobbyist License

Sumant,

the SSH login problem (to accounts without a password) at DECUServe.org has now been fixed. You'll just need to press when SSH asks for a password...

Volker.
Colin Butcher
Esteemed Contributor

Re: OpenVMS Hobbyist License

Just to reinterate - the Hobbyist licenses are for personal non-commercial use only, typically where someone has a VMS machine at home for their own interest and amusement (or indeed frustration).

If you're using this for software development / testing / training / whatever for or on behalf of a commercial organisation, the DSPP licenses are the best way to achieve that. You get those by signing up at http://www.hp.com/go/dspp and then (once your DSPP membership is confirmed) obtain the license PAKs by downloading them from the relevant part of the DSPP web site.

Cheers, Colin (http://www.xdelta.co.uk).
Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem (Occam's razor).
Sumant M Kumar
Frequent Advisor

Re: OpenVMS Hobbyist License

Thanks for your advice Colin.

Regards,
Sumant
jack_wjp
Occasional Visitor

Re: OpenVMS Hobbyist License

Hi Volker Halle,

I have another problem.

I have registered in decuserve.org
and got the membership number.

Then I input the data into http://www.openvmshobbyist.com/licenses.php , press continue, I get nothing at last. No error message, no mail about license, what's happen? Can you help me?

Regards,
Jack