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DecNet over IP.

 
The Brit
Honored Contributor

DecNet over IP.

Can DecNet over TCPIP be configured using DecNet Phase IV and TCPIP Services? (I would rather not move to DecNet-OSI unless I absolutely have to.)

Dave
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Kris Clippeleyr
Honored Contributor

Re: DecNet over IP.

Dave,

If you want DECnet over IP and you stick to HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS, you have to forget about DECnet Phase IV and switch to DECnet V.
However, I think Multinet can do DECnet IV over TCP/IP (although I'm not sure).

Regards,
Kris (aka Qkcl)
I'm gonna hit the highway like a battering ram on a silver-black phantom bike...
Walter Miller_1
Valued Contributor

Re: DecNet over IP.

Process Systems's TCPWARE will also do DecNet Phase IV over TCPIP.
Ian Miller.
Honored Contributor

Re: DecNet over IP.

It's been 10 or 15 years since DECnet-Plus first appeared. It was bad to start with but its fine now. Perhaps you ought to look at it? :-)

TCPWARE does tunnelling of DECnet over IP - I have used that in the past and it was fine but I'm not stuck on VMS V5.5-2 any more so use DECnet-Plus and HP TCPIP which works fine.
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Hoff
Honored Contributor

Re: DecNet over IP.

This is probably the only reason to move to Phase V at this time, if you don't move to the Process IP stack.

Or you tunnel DECnet over IP using external gear, or you bridge the LAN (over IP). More than a few enterprise routers have these capabilities.
Allan Bowman
Respected Contributor

Re: DecNet over IP.

I have used DECnet (Phase IV) over IP in the past using various versions of MultiNet (TGV -> Cisco -> Process Software). It worked well for us and I found it to be rather easy to configure. We used it on a customer WAN where most of their routing equipment did not recognize DECnet protocols.

Allan in Atlanta
The Brit
Honored Contributor

Re: DecNet over IP.

Thanks to you all for your comments. We have decided to take Ian's advice, bite the bullet, and move to DECnet Phase V.

I expect to have additional questions later, but for now, fasten the blindfold and step down the plank.

Dave