This page will cover the basic links that I find most useful when
trying to find VMS stuff.
|OpenVMS||The official HP OpenVMS main page. This is the home base for all things VMS according to HP.|
|OpenVMS FAQ||The official HP OpenVMS FAQ page where you can select a half dozen different formats to see the FAQ information.|
|OpenVMS Online Documentation||This site contains documentation for OpenVMS Versions 7.3-1, 7.3, 7.2-1, 7.2-1H1, and 7.2-2 as well as documentation for some of the various other products.|
|OpenVMS Freeware||OpenVMS Engineering is sponsoring an OpenVMS Freeware CD-ROM which will contain "public domain" and "freeware" software which runs on OpenVMS VAX and OpenVMS Alpha. The purpose of the OpenVMS Freeware CD-ROM is to provide OpenVMS customers with easy access to public domain software and "free" internal software and tools.|
|Phil Ottewell's Free Software Page||This is a handy collection of free software for VMS. I use the Web Count package for the counter on the main page.|
cURL is a command line tool for transferring files with URL syntax, supporting FTP, FTPS, HTTP, HTTPS, GOPHER, TELNET, DICT, FILE and LDAP. cURL supports HTTPS certificates, HTTP POST, HTTP PUT, FTP uploading, kerberos, HTTP form based upload, proxies, cookies, user+password authentication, file transfer resume, http proxy tunneling and a busload of other useful tricks.
I helped with some of the porting to get this to work under VMS. I've used it to post data from a VMS system running a webserver to a credit card clearing site and parse the return data quite successfully.
|OpenVMS Hobbyist Program||Want to work with VMS but can't afford a commercial license? This is the site that can get it for you.|
|The Uptimes Project||
The Uptimes Project is an attempt to collect data on system uptime from various operating system and hardware configurations.
I helped with the VMS client for this project. At the time of this writing (24-JAN-2003) two of my systems were in the top ten of Active Hosts Uptimes (up for 700+ days).
The most popular logfile analyser in the world.
|Books - Read them if you can, use them to prop up a table leg if you can't.|
This book covers the top three FREE VMS HTTP servers on the market today. This and the O'Reilly Apache book are invaluable if you're running an Apache server on VMS.
You are running your webserver on VMS, aren't you?
How do you keep from getting hacked? How do you scale up to match the load without downtime? How do you reboot a machine without sacrificing webserver availability?
Simple. You can't!
|OpenVMS Operating System Concepts||If you need more information about the basics of this OS that has been around for over twenty years and has better features than any other OS out there, this is the book to look into.|
|Linux and OpenVMS Interoperability||I haven't had a chance to check this book out yet, but when I do I'll update this reference.|
|Unix for OpenVMS Users||I have this book at my desk at work. I read a little bit a day and try and pick some more unixisms. It is a get to "Know Thy Enemy" education.|
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