Number: 848

Date: 26-Apr-84 12':53':42

Submitter: Sannella.PA


Subject: Dlion not on a net prompts for pup host #

Assigned To: 

Attn: vanMelle

Status: Open


Problem Type: Design - UI

Impact: Annoying

Difficulty: Moderate

Frequency: Everytime

Priority: Hopefully

System: Communications

Subsystem: PUP Protocols

Machine: 1108


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[4/28/84 bvm': Difficulty moderate--it is much harder to have the machine gear up to carry on Pup traffic only on demand, rather than unconditionally at startup.]

Description: '
Date': 26 Apr 84 09':19 PST'
Subject': Lisp': Dlion not on a net prompts for pup host #'
Lisp System Date': 16-Apr-84 12':58':26'
Microcode version': 24,4'
Memory size': 10000'
Frequency': Always'
Impact': Annoying'
When a Dlion is booted without being connected to a network it prompts the user for a pup host number underneath restarting the ether device.  John Brown has this trouble at home as do I whenever I demonstrate anywhere.  John reports anamolous results when he ↑e''s out.  It requires a three digit number to "succeed" but doesn''t mention this as a requirement.'
[bvm': Regarding "It requires a three digit number"--it simply requires a valid pup host number (string of up to three octal digits not exceeding 375Q).  The code is indeed not protected against ↑E -- that part should definitely be fixed.]'


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