April 21, 2004
SDF Loves OpenGenera

Check it out, Super Dimension Fortress, the free shell/hosting/email organization, is running (among other things) Open Genera:

Connected to ol.freeshell.org.
Escape character is 'off'.

if new login 'new' ..

login: new
tput: tgetent failure: No such file or directory
Welcome to the SDF Public Access UNIX System - Est. 1987
You are the 678th guest today, logged in on 21-Apr-04 21:54:13.

Type 'mkacct' to create a UNIX shell account.
Type 'teach' for UNIX class information.
Type 'help' for additional commands.
In europe?  Try 'sdf-eu.org'

FEP Command: help

|COMMAND             | DESCRIPTION                             |
|what                | what is the SDF public access UNIX?     |
|mkacct              | create your own UNIX shell account      |
|dialup              | US & Canada SDF dialup access           |
|teach               | for teachers and UNIX class instructors |
|traceroute  {host}  | map a route to a specified host         |
|ruptime             | display system status                   |
|finger      {user}  | check if a login is available           |
|software            | ported and installed software packages  |
|logout              | disconnect from sdf.lonestar.org        |

Yep. It's a simulated Lisp machine. [via Henry Lenzi.]

Posted by jjwiseman at April 21, 2004 03:00 PM

I don't understand - how does this prove that you have access to open genera ? And yes I know that FEP is the name of the Symbolics 'front end processor' - but such an acronym could mean anything, no ? In other words, show us some Lisp interaction !

Posted by: Sven Van Caekenberghe on April 22, 2004 10:59 AM

Actually I suspect (I have an SDF account) that OpenGenera is only used behind-the-scenes, at least for now, or only available to Privileged users.

Posted by: Bruce Nagel on April 22, 2004 05:27 PM

if you have a look at their homepage, it says at the bottom:
SDF uses DEC (hp) Alphas running NetBSD, TOPS-20 and Symbolics GENERA

however unlike TOPS-20 it isn't mentioned on their access page, only that you can get lisp if you pay $36 once.

btw I got this error while previewing:

MT::App::Comments=HASH(0x8060458) Use of uninitialized value in sprintf at lib/MT/Template/Context.pm line 1187.

Posted by: tekai on April 23, 2004 12:00 AM

Thanks, tekai, I upgraded MT-Blacklist, which some people at least think is the cause of that error.

Posted by: John Wiseman on April 23, 2004 12:44 PM
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