HP OpenVMS DCL Dictionary
Invokes the Point-to-Point Protocol utility (PPPD) that you can use to
initiate and manage an Internet Protocol (IP) network connection over
an asynchronous, serial data line. PPPD extends the networking
capability of OpenVMS Alpha by enabling you to do the following:
- Establish temporary, high-speed network connections between remote
hosts. This includes both dial-in capability from a remote
host to an OpenVMS Alpha host and dial-out capability from an
OpenVMS Alpha host to a remote system or server box that supports the
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP).
- Establish permanent, low-speed network connections between local
hosts, such as between a laptop computer and an Alpha workstation
connected by a serial data line.
- Set and display communication characteristics, such as address
compression, flow control, and line speed.
This utility is enabled by your TCP/IP software during the network
registration process. If you receive one of the following error
messages, contact your system administrator to verify whether PPPD is
currently available on your network.
%PPPD-E-PPPNOTAVAIL, point-to-point driver is not installed
%PPPD-E-NOTREG, network protocol has not been registered
For information about network registration, see the SET NETWORK command
and refer to the HP OpenVMS System Management Utilities Reference Manual.
For a complete description of PPPD, refer to TCP/IP Networking on OpenVMS Systems (available
on the Documentation CD-ROM).
For detailed information about the asynchronous (ASN) and PPP device
drivers that support this utility, refer to the documentation contained
in the files PPP_INTERFACES.PS and PPP_INTERFACES.TXT located in the