HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS
This manual describes how to configure and manage the TCP/IP Services
This manual supersedes Compaq TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Management, Version 5.4.
HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Version 5.6
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The HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS documentation is available on CD-ROM.
The HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS product is the HP implementation of the TCP/IP
networking protocol suite and internet services for OpenVMS Alpha and
OpenVMS VAX systems.
TCP/IP Services provides a comprehensive suite of functions and
applications that support industry-standard protocols for heterogeneous
network communications and resource sharing.
This manual provides system and network managers with information
needed for the day-to-day management of the TCP/IP Services software
product. This manual is best used in conjunction with the HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Management Command Reference
See the HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Installation and Configuration manual for information about installing,
configuring, and starting this product.
This manual is for experienced OpenVMS and UNIX system managers and
assumes a working knowledge of OpenVMS system management, TCP/IP
networking, and TCP/IP terminology.
This manual contains seven parts, as follows:
Describes how to configure network interfaces, how to set up serial
lines, and how to configure and manage routing.
Describes how to set up and manage the BIND server, resolver, and load
Describes how to set up the following network services:
BOOTP and TFTP
Network Time Protocol (NTP)
Describes how to configure network applications that let users send and
receive electronic mail from the internet, establish login sessions
with a remote host, and transfer files. These network applications
Remote (R) commands
SMTP and POP
XDM-compatible X displays
Describes how to configure, use, and manage the components that enable
transparent network file sharing, including the NFS server and NFS
Describes how to configure and manage network printing services,
including LPD/LPR, TELNETSYM, and PC-NFS.
Provides appendixes that:
- Explain how to configure GATED.
- Provide EBCDIC/DMCS translation tables.
- Describe how NFS converts UNIX file names to OpenVMS files names.
- List the acronyms related to TCP/IP networking.
Table 1 lists the documents available with this version of
Table 1 TCP/IP Services Documentation
HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Concepts and Planning
This manual provides conceptual information about TCP/IP networking on
OpenVMS systems, including general planning issues to consider before
configuring your system to use the TCP/IP Services software.
This manual also describes the manuals in the TCP/IP Services
documentation set and provides a glossary of terms and acronyms for the
TCP/IP Services software product.
HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Release Notes
The release notes provide version-specific information that supersedes
the information in the documentation set. The features, restrictions,
and corrections in this version of the software are described in the
release notes. Always read the release notes before installing the
HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Installation and Configuration
This manual explains how to install and configure the TCP/IP Services
HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS User's Guide
This manual describes how to use the applications available with
TCP/IP Services such as remote file operations, email, TELNET, TN3270, and
network printing. This manual explains how to use these services to
communicate with systems on private internets or on the worldwide
HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Management
This manual describes how to configure and manage the TCP/IP Services
Use this manual with the HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Management Command Reference manual.
HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Management Command Reference
This manual describes the TCP/IP Services management commands.
Use this manual with the HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Management manual.
HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Management Command Quick Reference Card
This reference card lists the TCP/IP management commands by component
and describes the purpose of each command.
HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS UNIX Command Equivalents Reference Card
This reference card contains information about commonly performed
network management tasks and their corresponding TCP/IP management and
UNIX command formats.
HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS ONC RPC Programming
This manual presents an overview of high-level programming using open
network computing remote procedure calls (ONC RPC). This manual also
describes the RPC programming interface and how to use the RPCGEN
protocol compiler to create applications.
HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Sockets API and System Services Programming
This manual describes how to use the Sockets API and OpenVMS system
services to develop network applications.
HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS SNMP Programming and Reference
This manual describes the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and
the SNMP application programming interface (eSNMP). It describes the
subagents provided with TCP/IP Services, utilities provided for
managing subagents, and how to build your own subagents.
HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Tuning and Troubleshooting
This manual provides information about how to isolate the causes of
network problems and how to tune the TCP/IP Services software for the best
HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Guide to SSH
This manual describes how to configure, set up, use, and manage the SSH
for OpenVMS software.
HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Guide to IPv6
This manual describes the IPv6 environment, the roles of systems in
this environment, the types and function of the different IPv6
addresses, and how to configure TCP/IP Services to access the 6bone
For additional information about HP OpenVMS products and services,
visit the following World Wide Web address:
For a comprehensive overview of the TCP/IP protocol suite, you might
find the book Internetworking with TCP/IP: Principles, Protocols,
and Architecture, by Douglas Comer, useful.
HP welcomes your comments on this manual. Please send comments to
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How to Order Additional Documentation
For information about how to order additional documentation, visit the
following World Wide Web address:
The name TCP/IP Services means:
- HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS I64
- HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Alpha
- HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS VAX
The name UNIX refers to the HP Tru64 UNIX operating system.
The following conventions are used in this manual. In addition, please
note that all IP addresses are fictitious.
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for OpenVMS directory specifications and for a substring specification
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Connecting to the Network
Part 1 provides the information on how to get started after installing
and configuring the TCP/IP Services software.
Part 1 includes the following chapters:
- Chapter 1, Managing TCP/IP Services, describes the management control interfaces that
allow you to configure and manage TCP/IP Services.
- Chapter 2, Configuring Interfaces, describes how to set up network interfaces.
- Chapter 3, Configuring and Managing Serial Lines, explains how to set up serial lines.
- Chapter 4, Configuring and Managing Routing, discusses how to configure and manage network routing.
- Chapter 5, Configuring and Managing failSAFE IP, describes how to set up and manage the failSAFE IP
Managing TCP/IP Services
This chapter reviews information you need to get started with the
TCP/IP Services software. Topics include:
- Reviewing pertinent databases, logical names, and configuration
guidelines ( Section 1.1).
- Enabling support for DECnet over TCP/IP, and PATHWORKS (Advanced
Server) ( Section 1.2).
- Creating user accounts and proxy identities ( Section 1.3).
- Configuring TCP/IP Services on an OpenVMS cluster ( Section 1.4).
- Starting services with the auxiliary server ( Section 1.5).
1.1 Getting Started
This manual assumes you installed and configured TCP/IP Services software
with the configuration procedure SYS$MANAGER:TCPIP$CONFIG.COM, as
described in the HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Installation and Configuration manual. This menu-driven procedure
configures the software components you select or all of the
TCP/IP Services software components. The "out-of-the-box"
defaults are designed to get your system up and running as an internet
host with minimal effort.
TCPIP$CONFIG creates the database files listed in Table 1-1.
Table 1-1 Configuration Databases
1If the BOOTP service is configured.
1.1.1 Logical Names
Logical names allow you to customize or modify component behavior.
Logical names also point to directories, database files, and log files.
TCPIP$CONFIG defines the following logical names for the databases
listed in Table 1-1:
- TCPIP$BOOTP (if the BOOTP service is configured)
Service-specific logical names should be defined while the service is
not running. Always stop the service before defining logical names.
Most logical names require SYSTEM privileges in order to affect the
service. You should use the /EXECUTIVE and /SYSTEM qualifiers on the
DEFINE command line.
It is important to always use the standard, documented shutdown
procedures to stop the services and to stop TCP/IP Services; otherwise,
logical names may revert to their default definitions.
Many services reference service-specific configuration files. To
specify different configuration options for the nodes in an OpenVMS
cluster, you can modify service-specific logical name so that the
configuration files are specific to each node. In clusters with a
shared system disk, the default device (SYS$SYSDEVICE) is a
To specify node-specific configuration files, you can define the
service-specific logical to reference a node-specific file. For
example, on each node that requires node-specific customizations:
- Shut down the service:
- Enter the DEFINE command for the service-specific logical name:
$ DEFINE/SYS/EXEC logical-name SYS$SPECIFIC:[directory]logical-name
- Start the service:
See individual component chapters in this manual for information on how
specific components use logical names.
1.1.2 Modifying Your Configuration
After the initial configuration, you may want to reconfigure existing
components or configure new ones, disable and re-enable components, add
hosts, reconfigure routing, and so forth.
When making any configuration modifications, HP recommends
that you run the configuration procedure TCPIP$CONFIG again.
You cannot use TCPIP$CONFIG to set up SLIP or PPP lines. See
Chapter 3 for more information.
In some instances, TCPIP$CONFIG only partially configures a component
(for example, when configuring a BIND name server). You may need to run
additional setup programs or enter management commands to complete the
configuration and fine-tune your environment.
Component-specific chapters in this manual describe additional
configuration tasks and explain how to configure and manage specific
components. These tasks may include:
- Manually adding information, such as database records, that the
configuration procedure cannot handle
- Temporarily enabling or disabling a service
- Configuring customized applications
- Tuning performance
1.1.3 Saving Changes
The configuration procedure TCPIP$CONFIG saves configuration and
initialization information in the file TCPIP$CONFIGURATION.DAT. You can
modify the configuration dynamically or permanently, as follows:
SET commands modify the software dynamically, as it is running. Changes
made in this manner are not saved permanently and are overwritten if
they differ from settings in the permanent configuration database.
SET CONFIGURATION commands modify the permanent database but do not
take effect until the next time the product starts up.
To make changes take effect immediately and modify permanent settings,
enter both the interactive SET and permanent SET CONFIGURATION commands.
The following commands permanently modify the configuration database:
- SET CONFIGURATION [NO]BIND
- SET CONFIGURATION COMMUNICATION
- SET CONFIGURATION ENABLE [NO]SERVICE
- SET CONFIGURATION [NO]INTERFACE
- SET CONFIGURATION [NO]NAME_SERVICE
- SET CONFIGURATION NOMAP
- SET CONFIGURATION PROTOCOL
- SET CONFIGURATION SMTP
- SET CONFIGURATION SNMP
- SET CONFIGURATION START ROUTING
Throughout this manual, all commands are assumed to be TCP/IP
management commands. Any DCL commands that are mentioned are identified
For a full description of the TCP/IP management commands and a
discussion of how to use them, see the HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Management Command Reference manual.