After upgrade to 1.8d, a call to RXLSVTEL fails at startup and LISTSERV abends, like this:

23 Jul 1999 14:07:06 LISTSERV(R)-TCP/IP version 1.8d starting...      

23 Jul 1999 14:07:06  Copyright L-Soft international 1986-1999        

23 Jul 1999 14:07:06 PASCAL code loaded at C97000 - size 1199k        

DMSITP143T Addressing exception occurred at 80CBA328 in system routine


re-IPL CMS                                                            

DMSABE2047I AUTODUMP dump started; please wait                        

DMSABE1297I Dump has been taken                                        

HCPGIR450W CP entered; disabled wait PSW 000A0000 80E77568

This can be fixed by setting the startmsg variable in LOCAL SYSVARS to the null string, ie,

startmsg = ''