Annex Terminal Servers...
pete at dunnington.u-net.com
Sat Mar 26 05:41:07 CST 2005
On Mar 26 2005, 0:21, Curt @ Atari Museum wrote:
> Anyone here familiar with Annex Terminal Servers
I have one at work, where it was used mainly to provide dialup access,
offering both telnet and PPP. I also have one at home, where it
presently connects to a couple of terminals, a couple of SGI consoles,
a PDP-8, and will eventually connect a few more consoles (when I make
up the cables). It has reasonable security so my eventual aim is to
have it accessible from the Internet, for much the same reason you want
to hook up your Vax. I wouldn't connect it to the internet until you
have set up the security.
> I have one unit up and working like a charm on my vax system so I can
> use my PC to control the console port over my LAN. The Annex Term
> server is working fine on my local subnet, however for some reason it
> will not talk across from a remote system on another subnet through
You probably don't have all the configuration set up. I have the
manuals, about 9" of shelf space, and the remote management software.
You don't actually need that management software, but it does make
My guess is that you don't have the gateway address (and/or subnet
mask) correctly set. I assume you know to use the "su" command from
the CLI to the superuser prompt, then the "admin" command to get to the
admin mode, and "show annex all" (etc) to see the configuration? You
need that to set the subnet mask (and many other things).
You don't set a default gateway like that, though. The annex uses its
routing table for that, and you can either set a static route using the
"route" command or by putting the route(s) you want in the "gateways"
section of the config file which it loads when it boots. You can
display the routes using "netstat -r" and "netstat -C".
After I compiled the software, I corrected a few of the manpages and
wrote a few extra ones, which I'll send you by private email. In the
meantime, here's a few useful URLs:
Pete Peter Turnbull
University of York
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