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From: "R. D. Davis" <rdd(a)smart.net>
Sent: Friday, July 27, 2001 2:54 PM
Subject: Re: The new VAX is alive!
Is it possible to use both TCP/IP and DECnet over the
hardware with VMS? Once I get this machine connected via the terminal
server to another machine, I'll grab a copy of CMUIP and GCC.
Yes, but you need to load DECnet first as it alters the MAC address,
which will upset
the IP stack seriously if it loads first.
I have used CMUIP and it's so-so, but Process will give you a hobbyist
license for Multinet which is
way better, and I suspect even UCX (certainly later versions) would be
better than CMUIP, which is
rather slow at best, and a little broken in places, (so is UCX but in
fairness it's both faster and a bit less
tricky than CMUIP). But if I had a choice, I'd run Multinet.
> > DECnet is installed and apparently
configured, so I guess this
> > that I can use my DEC terminal server with
this machine... do I
> > to do anything other than connect the
terminal server to the VAX
> > then use it? I know nothing about DECnet.
You need to make sure MOP is enabled on the vax and you need the boot
file for the decserver in the right place on the
vax so the Terminal server can MOP boot itself.
It appears, at first glance anyway - when my VT320
trying to quit working, that I don't have the software installed which
is needed for the DECserver 200.
ISTR that the necessary files for DS200 boot are on virtually any VMS
software distribution CD set after about 7.x.
Hope this helps
Geoff in Oz