PDP/8i running TSS, online now

Another chance to connect to TSS, by ssh or on a web page, run by the SDF:

-= How to CONNECT =-

ssh [email protected] w/ an SSH client
-or-
https://ssh.sdf.org and login as ‘tss8’

Once you’ve connected, follow the instructions to login to TSS/8.

It’s a little bit of a maze: the SDF have a front end to allow access to a number of vintage machines and operating systems, and there’s a flow which takes you into creating a new account, but having explored I think you can get to the PDP-8/i without needing or using your own SDF account - indeed tss8 is the account name you need. (But if you do sign up, you can get a shell account, webmail, and file space for a nominal donation.)

Of course, a maze is just what we like!

Command crib here.

I see someone is running FOCAL:

Welcome to SDF!
                                                                                                                                               
Please enter an SDF hostname or press [ENTER]
                                                                                                                                               
[sdf.org]: tss8
                                                                                                                                               
if new, login as 'new' ..
                                                                                                                                               
login: tss8
Connecting to ssh://[email protected]:22
                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                               
Welcome to TSS-8!
                                                                                                                                               
When you type a LOGIN command, the text will not be displayed.
To login type:  **LOGIN 20,3 TSS8**
                                                                                                                                               
There are limited port connections, so the system may be busy.  If so,
please try back later.
                                                                                                                                               
See https://wiki.sdf.org for a user command cheat sheet.
                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                               
Connected to the PDP-8 simulator TTIX device, line 0


[blind typing of the LOGIN incantation]                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                               
TSS/8.24  JOB 03  [20,03]  K01    05:57:06
                                                                                                                                               
SYSTEM IS DOWN, INC.
                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                               
.USER
JOB 03  [20,03]  K01
.R CAT
                                                                                                                                               
DISK FILES FOR USER 20, 3 ON 15-SEP-81
                                                                                                                                               
NAME      SIZE  PROT    DATE
HECK  .BAS   1   12  13-SEP-81
HECKS .BAS   1   12  13-SEP-81
INTRNT.BAS   1   12  13-SEP-81
INTER .BAS   1   12  14-SEP-81
TEST  .BAS   1   12  14-SEP-81
ASDASD.ASC   1   12  14-SEP-81
BOTTLE.BAS   2   12  14-SEP-81
VIVA  .ASC   1   12  14-SEP-81
VP    .BIN   1   12  14-SEP-81
GESTBK.BAS   2   12  14-SEP-81
PERON .BIN   1   12  15-SEP-81
VIVAP .BIN   1   12  15-SEP-81
                                                                                                                                               
TOTAL DISK SEGMENTS:   14    QUOTA: 1000
                                                                                                                                               
^BS
.SYSTAT
                                                                                                                                               
STATUS OF TSS/8.24 DEC PDP-8 #1 AT 05:58:22 ON 15 SEP 81
                                                                                                                                               
UPTIME  1 DAY(S) 14:50:22
                                                                                                                                               
JOB      WHO     WHERE      WHAT       STATUS     RUNTIME
                                                                                                                                               
 1      0, 1      K00      CAT        KEY   ^Q    00:24:10
 2     20, 3      K04      FOCAL      KEY   ^Q    00:00:00
 3     20, 3      K01      SYSTAT     RUN   ^Q    00:00:00
                                                                                                                                               
AVAILABLE CORE 12K   FREE CORE=302
                                                                                                                                               
BUSY DEVICES    NONE
                                                                                                                                               
  85 FREE DISK SEGMENTS
                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                               
^BS
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