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Below you will find information on the Computers available over the Internet from the LCM through ssh.

Most systems have GUEST access, but if you are interested in long term access you can request an account.

To request a login, visit
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HOW-TO Connect

Once you have a login, you may connect to the host using:

ssh  -or-  ssh

Where host is the name of the host you wish to connect to (refer to the list below). This will connect you across a telnet bridge to the host. You will then be prompted to log in with the account you have been granted. The second example will log you into the MENU system which acts as a springboard to all available remote systems.

You can also access the MENU system in the browser at

How the MENU system works


DECsystem-10 KA 1050

Model: KA-10 1050
OS: TOPS-10 v6.03a (TOPS-10 Survival Guide)
Host: ka175

DECsystem-10 KI 1090

Model: KI-10 1090
OS: TOPS-10 v6.03A (TOPS-10 Survival Guide)
Host: ki587


Model: KL-10 2065
OS: TOPS-10 v7.04 (TOPS-10 Survival Guide)
Host: dec-10

DECsystem-10 KL 1095

Model: KL-10 1095
Host: waits


Model: KS-10
OS: ITS 1648
Host: lc


Model: 6500
OS: NOS 1.3
Host: cdc6500

Xerox XDS

Model: Sigma 9
OS: (CP-V Survival Guide)
Host: sigma9


Model: TOAD-2
Host: toad2a



Model: 3B2 1000-70
OS: UNIX System V3.2.3
Host: lcm3b2


Model: SUN 3/160
OS: SunOS Release 4.1.1
Host: three


Model: PDP-11, decdatasystem 11/570
Host: pdp1170

Model: PDP-8/e
Host: tss8

Model: VAX-7000/640
OS: OpenVMS V7.3
Host: vax7000

Model: VAX-11/730
OS: 4.3BSD
Host: vax730

Model: VAX-11/780-5
OS: Research UNIX 8th Edition
Host: vax785

from left to right: the vax7000, vax730 and vax785

Model: AlphaServer AS-1000
OS: TRU64 v5.0
Host: truly

Model: PDP-11/84
OS: 2.11 BSD
Host: snake

Hewlett Packard

Model: K266
OS: HP/UX 10.20
Host: oz

IBM 4300 Series

Model: 4361
OS: VM/SP Release 5
Connect: Use a 3270 terminal emulator to connect to host port 24.

Note: As of September 2019, the IBM 4361 is online and remotely accessible, but due to space limitations in the computer room it is not currently on public display.

A VM/CMS Survival Guide exists to guide the first time user of the IBM mainframe environment.

IBM 4361, two 3278-2a console terminals, and a 3203 printer


Model: 7/32
OS: UNIX 6th Edition

Simulated Systems


Model: DEC KS-2020
OS: TYMCOM-X from Tymshare
Simulator: SIMH PDP10


Model: 6180
OS: Multics MR12.6e
Host: multics
Simulator: DPS8M


Model: PDP-6 sn 4
OS: ITS 1648
Host: its

Programming Languages

Machines and Operating Systems

a list of remotely accessible systems at LCM+L

Hostname Operating System Machine Hardware
multics Multics MR12.6f Honeywell 6180
toad-2 TOPS-20 7(110131)-1 XKL TOAD-1
sigma9 CP-V C00 XDS Sigma-9
cdc6500 NOS 1.3 CDC-6500
lc ITS ver 1648 PDP-6 sn 4
ka175 TOPS-10 6.03a KA10 1050
kl2065 TOPS-10 7.04 KL10 2065
rosencrantz OpenVMS 7.3 VAX 7000-640
bitzone NetBSD BBS AMD64
misspiggy UNIX v7 decdatasystem 570
zippy UNIX v8 VAX-11/780-5
lcm3b2 UNIX SVR3.2.3 AT&T 3B2/1000-70
guildenstern 4.3BSD VAX-11/730
snake 2.11BSD PDP-11/84
oz HP/UX HP9000/K266
truly Tru64 Alpha AS1000
macready ULTRIX PDP-11/84

The BiTz0ne BBS

The BiTz0ne BBS is an ASCII retro-styled Electronic Bulletin Board System.

ASCII Text Gaming

A list of interesting text based games (not definitive)

Game Year Genre Systems available on
adventure 1975,1976 Adventure XKL TOAD-2, decdatasystem 570, IBM 4361
hack 1983 AdventureVAX-11/780-5
HAUNT 1979AdventureXKL TOAD-2
lander 1989ActionAT&T 3B2 1000-70
mazewar 1988 Shooter AT&T 3B2 1000-70
mdg 1990 Adventure AT&T 3B2 1000-70
MONSTER 1970s Turn based, Adventure CDC-6500
nethack 1985,1989 Adventure AT&T 3B2 1000-70
Oregon Trail 1971,1978 Adventure Xerox XDS Sigma 9, XKL TOAD-2, CDC-6500
sokoban 1989 Puzzle AT&T 3B2 1000-70
tesseract 1983,1988 Adventure AT&T 3B2 1000-70
tetris 1989 Puzzle AT&T 3B2 1000-70
rogue 1980 Adventure VAX-11/780-5
VTTREK 1979Multiplayer TREK XKL TOAD-2
wanderer 1988Puzzle AT&T 3B2 1000-70
WUMPUS 1979Turn based, shooter XKL TOAD-2
ZORK 1978Adventure XKL TOAD-2

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