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DECnet vs TCP/IP?

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The Question is:

Mr. Wizard,
Me: Hobbyist
My MicroVAX II has DECnet installed.  I'd like to be able to do file transfers
 to/from a Windows98 PC.
Windows networking speaks TCP/IP.  I presume that DECnet speaks TCP/IP.  If
 this is so, is it possible to get them to talk to each other without having to
 install Pathworks, Samba, or some other software?

The Answer is :

  DECnet is quite different than TCP/IP.
  You would need a DECnet client for the remote system, if you wish
  to use DECnet file transfer protocols.

answer written or last revised on ( 7-AUG-2000 )

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