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The Question is:

I need to bridge two sites with OpenVMS v7.1 on VAX systems and DECnet 6.2 and
 other tcp/ip platform.
Windows client connect to VAX through Pathworks32 and LAT.
What hardware (bridge or B/router) can I use ?
Thanks in advance.

The Answer is :

  Please contact the Compaq Presales Technical Support folks, or your
  Compaq Representative, or your local Compaq Reseller -- the OpenVMS
  Wizard is not a Networking wizard, and is not a particularly good
  resource for answering questions on the available network bridges
  and brouters, and is also not familiar with your particular local
  networking requirements and restrictions, nor with what sorts of
  communications links are available in your area.
  Put another way, most any appropriate Bridge or Brouter configuration
  is (and should be) entirely transparent to OpenVMS and networking
  protocols such as DECnet, IP (including DECnet-Plus over IP), and
  LAT.  Though protocols such as LAT require bridging or switching,
  as the LAT protocol does not offer routing capabilities.

answer written or last revised on ( 27-JUN-2000 )

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