Another chance to connect to TSS, by ssh or on a web page, run by the SDF:
-= How to CONNECT =-
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 .