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decnet address show 0.0

 

decnet address show 0.0

We have a configured alpastation running vms 7.3-2.
$ show net
reveals an decnet address of 0.0 altough it is confired as being 1.103
This has been checked with decnet_register.exe and in modparams.dat

Strange thing is; the node does work properly in the network. Doing a set host to its name works and doing a set host to 1.103 works!

We've tried to give it another name but the "problem" stays.

Strange ;-)
Resistance is not an option.
10 REPLIES 10
P Muralidhar Kini
Honored Contributor

Re: decnet address show 0.0

Hi Bart,

Strange Indeed.

What is the value of the SYSGEN parameter SCSSYSTEMID ?

You can get that with the following DCL command
$MC SYSGEN SHOW SCSSYSTEMID

Regards,
Murali
Let There Be Rock - AC/DC
P Muralidhar Kini
Honored Contributor

Re: decnet address show 0.0

Hi Bart,

Only "SHOW NET" command is giving the wrong address hence try if this works -
$SET NET/ADDRESS=/UPDATE DECNET

Regards,
Murali
Let There Be Rock - AC/DC
Volker Halle
Honored Contributor

Re: decnet address show 0.0

Bart,

the procedure SYS$STARTUP:SYS$NET_SERVICES.COM should be run during startup and 'register' the DECnet and TCPIP addresses by executing the appropriate procedures:

SYS$NET_SERVICES_DECNET.COM
SYS$NET_SERVICES_TCPIP.COM

Normally, SYS$STARTUP:SYS$NET_SERVICES.COM would be executed in VMS$BASEENVIRON-050_VMS.COM during boot. It should not be necessary< anymore to explicitly invoke this procedure from SYSTARTUP_VMS.COM.

You can try to manually invoke this procedure and check for errors.

Volker.
Volker Halle
Honored Contributor

Re: decnet address show 0.0

Bart,

you don't happen to have the logical NET$IGNORE_DECNET defined, have you ?

Volker.
Shriniketan Bhagwat
Trusted Contributor

Re: decnet address show 0.0

Hi,

Is there any other node configured with the same decent name and decent address?
Did you try executing sys$startup:net$startup.com?

Regards,
Ketan
Volker Halle
Honored Contributor

Re: decnet address show 0.0

Ketan,

if there is another node with the same DECnet address on the LAN, the routing circuit would not start, but DECnet would start locally.

Have a look at SYS$STARTUP:SYS$NET_SERVICES_DECNET.COM to understand how that procedure works...

Volker.

Re: decnet address show 0.0

Thank you all for these quick replies.

I'll try the solutions and let you know.
Resistance is not an option.

Re: decnet address show 0.0

Found it

in modparams.dat it said
SCSSYSTEMD instead of SCSSYSTEMID

;-)

Thanks all for replying.
Resistance is not an option.

Re: decnet address show 0.0

gave away some points! Feel like Santa now!
Resistance is not an option.