The Question is:
We have two VAX 3180 systems connected on leased line over DDCMP protocol between two sites. We have now installed NT4.0 with MS Exchange 5.0 in one site (Site A). In Site A 3180 & NT are connected on a LAN.Site A has got only NAS300 which does not ha
CP/IP. Site B has NAS 200 which has got TCP/IP bundled.
Q1. How do VMS mail users of Site B get connected to MS Exchange in Site A ?
Q2. What are the implications if we do not install Y2K patch for VMS 6.2 ? We are DEC Rdb 5.2 users with VAX COBOL & DECforms 1.4?
Q3. What is the latest version of DECForms available presently for VMS 6.2?
The Answer is :
This appears outside the usual scope of Ask-The-Wizard, and at least
two of the questions are better suited to formal consulting -- there
can be many issues with a network configuration, and rather more to
a proper configuration than might initially appear necessary, and
rather more information than might appear necessary to include in an
:Q1. How do VMS mail users of Site B get connected to MS Exchange in Site A ?
Acquire and configure the Microsoft Exchange SMTP interface -- this
is the interface that allows access from the Exchange Server into
non-proprietary mail systems. An IP package with SMTP support will
be needed on OpenVMS systems, as well as an IP link.
You will likely need to switch over your link from DDCMP point-to-point
to IP point-to-point. DECnet-Plus can operate over an IP link, so you
can use your existing DECnet-based applications, and you can also use
:Q2. What are the implications if we do not install Y2K patch for VMS 6.2 ?
: We are DEC Rdb 5.2 users with VAX COBOL & DECforms 1.4?
Without evaluating your particular configuration, anything from
no problems at all to catastrophic application failure(s). I would
tend to expect few problems, but a failure in a critical application
will be of no minor impact at your site.
The Wizard strongly encourages you to review your own local exposure
to Y2K risks, and the Wizard further also recommends that you follow
the Y2K testing procedures documented at the OpenVMS website:
:Q3. What is the latest version of DECForms available presently for VMS 6.2?
Please check the Software Product Description (SPD) list, available
via the software link at http://www.openvms.compaq.com/, as well as
the software roll-out reports.
Specific links of interest will be: