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IP terminology and configuration, gateways?

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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
      ultimate destination.
    o A host address of another router that is directly reachable through
      an attached network. As with any host address it may be specified
  broadcast address:
    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
  the gateway.
  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:

answer written or last revised on ( 14-JUN-2000 )

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