Installing OpenVMS V8.4-2 on alphavm Pt. 2

So we have configured and enabled the TCPIP licenses and got everything up and running. https://astr0baby.wordpress.com/2017/03/30/installing-openvms-v8-4-2-on-alphavm-pt-1/

Now lets get the TCPIP configured on OpenVMS.

Configuration is menu driven and fairly simple. It is initiated by the following command

@TCPIP$CONFIG.COM

First we need to configure the network device (in our case interface WE1) Here is an example of my config that I use

Next we configure the BIND resolver

Before we do the configuration, make sure you add the desired DNS hostname into the hosts database (do not edit the SYS$COMMON:[SYSEXE]TCPIP$HOST.DAT directly, use the CONFIG.COM command to do so like this

$TCPIP
tcpip> SET HOST googledns /address=8.8.8.8

Once you have the DNS resolver in the Hosts database you can use the @TCPIP$CONFIG.COM ; here is my config

Next we want to configure SSH/SSHD services on our OpenVMS box. Please note that the host ssh key generation process takes some time (approx 5 minutes on alphavm_free)

Once we have the SSH configured and working, we want the TCPIP settings saved so upon next reboot the configuration comes up.

We need to use a good terminal emulator to edit files on OpenVMS so I have used Putty in this example

Make sure to set the following command to auto-configure the terminal

SET TERMINAL /INQUIRE

To allow TCP/IP Services software to start automatically when the system starts up, and to stop automatically when the system shuts down, edit the SYS$COMMON:[SYSMGR]SYSTARTUP_VMS.COM file to remove the exclamation point (!) from the beginning of the following line:

$!$ @SYS$STARTUP:TCPIP$STARTUP.COM
   ---So it looks like this---
$ @SYS$STARTUP:TCPIP$STARTUP.COM

Save text by CTRL+Z   (:exit)
Discard changes by CTR+Y   (:exit)

Next – OpenVMS metasploit tests .. this might take some time :) but well worth a try.

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