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What's New with HP TCP/IP Services

(June 2010) TCP/IP Version 5.7 released with OpenVMS Version 8.4

(September 2008) A security vulnerability has been reported, affecting all recent versions of the HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS product. Only systems where the Finger service is enabled are at risk. Please click here for more information about this vulnerability and how to tell whether your system is affected by it.

(August 2008) Some HP TCP/IP versions contain a DNS cache poisoning vulnerability. Please click here for more information about this vulnerability and how to tell whether your system is affected by it.

HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Version 5.7 now available

HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS, the HP industry-standard implementation of TCP/IP networking protocols on the OpenVMS platform, announces the release of Version 5.7, supporting both AlphaServer systems and Integrity servers. HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Version 5.7 is designed to run on OpenVMS version 8.4 or higher.

HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Version 5.7 is fully integrated with the OpenVMS operating system installation. It provides interoperability and resource-sharing among systems running OpenVMS, UNIX, Microsoft Windows, and other operating systems that support TCP/IP.

In addition to the support of OpenVMS on Integrity servers, HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Version 5.7 enhanced features provide support for heterogeneous environments, streamlined operations, simplified installation, greater flexibility, and increased security.

HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Version 5.7 features

HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Version 5.7 offers new and improved features:
  • SCTP A new transport protocol Stream Control Transmission Protocol is included
  • Packet Processing Engine (PPE) - a CPU for processing TCP/IP that increases the performance efficiency
  • FTP Anonymous Light - Used for restricting user access for a particular set of directories
  • TCPIP$CONFIG - Interface Configuration Menu is enhanced
  • NFS Client - TCP is enhanced as the default transport
  • LPD Configurable Port - LPR/LPD port can be configured
  • FTP over SSL - FTP software is enhanced to use the security features provided by SSL
  • SMTP cluster ability - SMTP is made cluster aware
  • SMTP ASCII file configuration - Supports the SMTP configurable fields
  • SMTP Persistent receiver - The SMTP receiver process is made persistent
  • POP ASCII file configuration - Supports the POP configurable fields
  • POP server support - Supports the POP server for external authentication
     

Engine-based on Berkeley Software Distribution Version 4.3 and 4.4, the TCP/IP kernel used for HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS v5.7 provides proven reliability and functionality, rapid introduction of new TCP and IP features, performance enhancements, and improved memory management.

More information

» HP TCP/IP services for OpenVMS version 5.7 Software Product Description
» OpenVMS operating system and operating environments support chart
» HP TCP/IP services for OpenVMS version 5.5 overview
» HP TCP/IP services for OpenVMS support matrix