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Login: ALF and LAT ports

The Question is:

Why can't the ALF (autologin facility) in SYSMAN use
a LAT terminal as an autologin terminal? e.g. A fixed
lat terminal defined as a service.


The Answer is:

              -< Use SERVER/PORT syntax instead of terminal name >-

[OpenVMS] Setting Up The Auto Login Facility For A LAT Port


COPYRIGHT (c) 1988, 1993 by Digital Equipment Corporation.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. No distribution except as provided under contract.

Copyright (c) Digital Equipment Corporation 1991, 1993. All rights reserved
OP/SYS:     OpenVMS VAX Versions 5.2, 5.2-1, 5.3, 5.3-1, 5.3-2,
                                 5.4, 5.4-1, 5.4-2, 5.4-3, 5.5, 5.5-1,
                                 5.5-2, 6.0
            OpenVMS AXP Versions 1.0, 1.5

COMPONENT:  Auto Login Facility

SOURCE:     Digital Customer Support Center


QUESTION:

How can I set up a LAT port for use with the Auto Login Facility
(ALF)?


ANSWER:

ALF maintenance is performed using the SYSMAN Utility.  A command
similar to the following can be used to add a port to the ALF file:

     SYSMAN> ALF ADD /PORT "MN34C3/LC-1-2" username
                                ^     ^
                                |     |
                              server port
                              name   name

IMPORTANT:  The port specification must be in uppercase letters since
            the Auto Login Facility is case sensitive.


NOTE:  This also works for DECnet SET HOST by using a command similar
       to the following:

       SYSMAN> ALF ADD "::"/PORT 

REFERENCES:

"Guide to System Security", June 1989, AA-LA40B-TE, Page 5-27.