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Configuring DECnet circuits?

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The Question is:

I read your post number 4244 (Network - Hardware and Physical - Address) and
 was wondering if our situation would be ok.
We are looking at putting an additional ethernet card on our AlphaServer GS but
 only using one of the two cards for DECnet.
We would take out the circuit in DECnet, but configure both cards with
 different IP address in Multinet. Would this be allowed or because of the way
 Decnet works we could only have one ethernet card on the system.

The Answer is :

  Please contact Multinet for information, restrictions, requirements
  and questions regarding Multinet.
  The OpenVMS network drivers permit clients -- such as DECnet and IP
  -- to coexist.
  IP addresses are quite different than Ethernet hardware physical
  addresses, and IP and DECnet-Plus (unlike DECnet Phase IV) do not
  need to alter the controller physical address.
  DECnet (Phase IV or -Plus) can quite easily be configured to use only
  one controller, or to prefer one controller over another (though to
  also failover to the other "higher-cost" controller as needed).

answer written or last revised on ( 21-JUN-2000 )

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