The Question is:
How do I find out what is the Gateway address. On Windows NT the terminology
used is gateway address. What I need to know is what terminology is used with
VMS i.e. is broadcast address the gateway address address?
The Answer is :
o A communications device or program that passes data between networks
having similar functions but dissimilar implementations. The term
"router" is now used in place of the original definition of "gateway."
o An intermediate destination by which packets are delivered to their
o A host address of another router that is directly reachable through
an attached network. As with any host address it may be specified
o The address that designates all hosts on a physical network. The
broadcast address contains a hostid of all ones.
The term used within TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS for an intermediate
destination address is the "gateway address".
The broadcast address is the IP broadcast address, not the address of
Among other approaches available, you can determine the gateway address
using the TCPIP (V5 and later) or UCX (prior to V5) command:
For an introduction to IP networking, please see the TCP/IP Services
for OpenVMS Concepts and Planning manual available at: