Plugged in my mobile handset on my mac. The MAC then generates 2 new
disk drives "PHONE" and "PHONE CARD".

DNFS1: is mapped from the VMS machine to the MACintosh's / (root
directory). And SET PROC/PARSE_STYLE=EXTENDED was done.

Directory DNFS1:[Volumes]

..DS_Store;1 DMA3.;1 DMA4.DIR;1
PHONE^_CARD.DIR;1 PHONE.DIR;1

DMA3 is the primary drive on the MAC, DMA4 is a second drive.
"PHONE" is the phone's internal memory, and "PHONE CARD" is the Phone's
flash memory card. DMA3 seems to be a different type of alias than the
other drives:


> $ dir DNFS1:[Volumes.DMA3]
>
> Directory DNFS1:[Volumes.DMA3]
>
> 000000.DIR;1 ALPHA_TOOLS.DIR;1 APPLICATIONS.DIR;1 BACKUP.SYS;1
> BADBLK.SYS;1 BADFILES_DIR.TXT;2 BADFILES_EXE.TXT;2 BADFILES_IDX.TXT;2
> BADFILES_OBJ.TXT;2 BADFILES_TXT.TXT;2 BADFILES_ZIP.TXT;2 BADLOG.SYS;1
> BADUNTESTED.TXT;2 BIKE1.DIR;1 BITMAP.SYS;1 CONTIN.SYS;1
> CORIMG.SYS;1 DISK1.SAV;1 DISK2.ANA;1 DISK2.BCK;1
> DISK2.INDEX;1 DISK2.LIST;1 DISK2.LOG;1 DISKS.DIR;1
> INDEXF.SYS;1 KITS-ALPHA.DIR;1 MIA0.1;3 SECURITY.SYS;1
> SYS0.DIR;1 SYS1.DIR;1 SYSLOST.DIR;1 TCPIP$BIND.DIR;1
> TCPIP$BIND_SHARED.DIR;1 TCPIP$DHCP.DIR;1 TCPIP$FTP.DIR;1
> TCPIP$IMAP.DIR;1 TCPIP$NFS.DIR;1 TCPIP$NOBODY.DIR;1 TCPIP$POP.DIR;1
> TCPIP$PORTM.DIR;1 TCPIP$SSH.DIR;1 TCPIP$TELNET.DIR;1 TCPIP$TFTP.DIR;1
> TCPIP$TFTP_ROOT.DIR;1 TEMP.COM;1 TEMP.LOG;1
> VMS$COMMON.DIR;1 VOLSET.SYS;1 WWW_SERVER.DIR;1


So, instead of giving the / of DMA3, it gives me the [000000] of
$11$dqa0 ( the system disk of the VMS host issuing the command)


> $ dir/full DNFS1:[Volumes]DMA3.
>
> Directory DNFS1:[Volumes]
>
> DMA3.;1 File ID: (3008,10961,0)
> Size: 1/1 Owner: [VAXINATION,JFMEZEI]
> Created: 5-DEC-2007 17:43:53.00
> Revised: 5-DEC-2007 17:43:53.00 (0)
> Expires:
> Backup:
> Effective:
> Recording:
> Accessed: 5-DEC-2007 17:43:53.00
> Attributes: 5-DEC-2007 17:43:53.00
> Modified: 5-DEC-2007 17:43:53.00
> Linkcount: 1
> File organization: Special: symbolic link
> Link Contents: /
> Shelved state: Online
> Caching attribute: No_caching
> File attributes: Allocation: 1, Extend: 0, Global buffer count: 0
> No version limit
> RMS attributes: None
> Journaling enabled: None
> File protection: System:RWED, Owner:RWED, Group:RED, World:RED
> Access Cntrl List: None
> Client attributes: None
>
> Total of 1 file, 1/1 block.


So perhaps a symbolic link on a MAC disk pointing to the root causes VMS
to interpret it as the root of the VMS system disk !


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And now, what I really wanted to do:

>$ dir dnfs1:[Volumes.Phone^_Card]
>
>Directory DNFS1:[Volumes.PHONE^_CARD]
>
>.autodiskmounted;1
>Total of 1 file.


Now, from the MAC:

Last login: Wed Dec 5 23:03:38 2007 from chain.vaxinatio
Welcome to Darwin!
brakes:~ JFMEZEI$ ls "/Volumes/Phone Card"
DCIM MSTK_PRO.IND other system video
MEMSTICK.IND music picture theme webpage

So the files/directory are usable from the mac, but via NFS, all VMS
sees is a ".autodiskmounted" file. (In fairness, I forgot to add -a on
the ls command to view hidden files)


I don't expect this to be fixed, of course since I am just a hobbyist.
But still an interesting "feature".