Chapter 24. VAX/VMS

In This Chapter

Although the world of VMS is a bit dated, VAX/VMS machines are by no means extinct. This chapter goes over some of the security features for VMS, and includes a short catch-up course for those unfamiliar with the platform. Even if you do not administer or maintain VAX/VMS systems, you might find this chapter somewhat useful, if for no other reason than the VAX's relevance in computing history.

The History of the VAX

To begin the lesson, I will start with a brief overview of the rise of Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), the company that manufactured the once-popular product, the VAX (virtual address extension). ...

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