DECnet/E and DECnet-Plus

From: Eric Dittman <>
Date: Sat Jan 24 18:57:59 2004

> Has anyone tried getting a system running DECnet/E (Phase IV) to talk to a system running DECnet-Plus?

I have gotten a lot of DECnet-IV systems talking to DECnet-Plus. What you'll
need to do is register the DECnet-IV systems and then flush the naming cache.

I'm pretty sure that you'll want to use the menu-based method to register the
systems, so make sure you are using a VT100-compatible terminal and have set
the terminal characteristics properly on the VMS system. The utility you use
to register systems is SYS$SYSTEM:DECNET_REGISTER. Register the DECnet-IV
node with the DECnet address of LOCAL:.nodename and the Phase-IV alias of
nodename. The type of connection to use with the Phase-IV system is NSP.

After the node is registered you'll need to flush the naming cache. Use the
following command:

$ mcr ncl flush session control naming cache entry "*"

After that, you should be able to connect to the Phase-IV system.
Eric Dittman
Received on Sat Jan 24 2004 - 18:57:59 GMT

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