From: Michael Nittmann (
Date: Wed May 04 1994 - 17:40:37 CDT

Hello list:

here is a very short summary: no, I did not botch up the kernel, but I had
a superconducting short between the keyboard and the seat. there are too many
SysVR4 hosts around here, and it had been a very long time since I had
used a BSD like host. Yes, I wanted the user mn's processes. Since I knew the
kernel was there and the permits were right, I had to ask.

the mail: I will forward it. Yes, it is not right. Thanks for the hints, I
never look at my headers.

Here is one of the replies that did not recommend to boot immediately or
not to boot at all (which I think is right, booting would end up in the
debugger if there were no kernel at the usual place).

>>From: IN%"" 4-MAY-1994 09:28:17.32
>>To: nittmann@UWLAX.EDU
>>Subj: Re: Q
>>Received: from by;
>> Wed, 4 May 94 09:27 CDT
>>Received: by (5.0/SMI-SVR4) id AA03272;
>> Wed, 4 May 1994 09:24:55 +0600
>>Message-Id: <>
>>Date: Wed, 4 May 1994 09:24:55 +0600
>>Subject: Re: Q
>>To: nittmann@UWLAX.EDU
>>Organization: Dept. Physics & Astronomy, The University of Oklahoma
>>X-Sun-Charset: US-ASCII
>>Content-Length: 1994
>> You are attempting to use SVR4 syntax (e.g. Solaris 2.x) on a BSD system
>>(SunOS 4.1.x). Read the man page on the 4.1.3 system. You are attempting
>>to show user statistics with the -u option, the mn parameter is the name
>>of the kernel you want to use (and you don't have a kernel file called mn).
>>Under SVR4 (or Solaris 2.x), the same syntax would mean "show only process
>>data for user mn".
>> BTW, you need to fix your VMS mail configuration file. Your From: address
>>is invalid and so you are not likely to get very many responses. A copy of
>>your header for your message is:
>>> From Wed May 4 06:26:47 1994
>>> Return-Path: <>
>>> Received: by id AA12317
>>> (5.65c/IDA-1.4.4 for sun-managers-outbound); Tue, 3 May 1994 16:32:55 -0500
>>> Sender:
>>> Received: from by with SMTP id AA12311
>>> (5.65c/IDA-1.4.4 for <>); Tue, 3 May 1994 16:32:49 -0500
>>> Precedence: bulk
>>> Received: from by (4.1/SMI-4.0-proxy)
>>> id AA28112; Tue, 3 May 94 16:33:35 CDT
>>> Received: from VMSmail by; Tue, 3 May 94 16:34 CDT
>>> Message-Id: <>
>>> Date: Tue, 3 May 94 16:34 CDT
>>> From: "Michael Nittmann, Principal Communications Analyst, The Trane Company (608 787 3792)" (608 787 3792) (608 787 3792)
>>> Reply-To: "Michael Nittmann, Principal Communications Analyst, The Trane Company (608 787 3792)" (608 787 3792) (608 787 3792)
>>> Followup-To: junk
>>> Subject: Q
>>> To:
>>> X-Vms-To: IN%""
>>I extracted the address I used to send from the "Followup-To:" header which
>>has meaning only on Usenet.
>>Good luck!
>>Andy Feldt
>>System Support Programmer
>>Department of Physics and Astronomy
>>The University of Oklahoma



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