OpenVMS software repositories?

Zane Healy healyzh at
Thu Feb 8 23:19:56 CST 2018

> On Feb 8, 2018, at 8:02 AM, John H. Reinhardt via cctalk <cctalk at> wrote:
> On 2/8/2018 9:56 AM, John H. Reinhardt via cctalk wrote:
>> You might try <> . I don't know if tin will work, but it's recommended by Hoff and others.  It's free and reasonably frustration free.  They have had a couple server hiccups in the last year though.  I use it via Thunderbird on my Mac without too much trouble.
> Apparently tin will work. It's listed under their "FAQ" section as possibly needing a special tweak.
> tin
> add the following line to the .newsauth file in your home directory (or create the file, if it doesn't exist) and make sure the file is only readable and writable for your user (chmod .newsauth 600):
> password username
> and start tin with the -A option

Thanks!  If it’s recommended by Hoff, that’s good enough for me. :-)  I had to rebuild ‘tin’ as the version in the ports for OpenBSD doesn’t seem to work.  I’m now connected and reading through comp.os.vms. :-)  It’s good to see how many of the folks I remember are still there.


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