The Question is:
We're attempting to access remote printers and terminalserver ports from a
local Alpha on a LAN via a router using LAT. To make this work we need to
enable transpararent bridging in the router. Whenever we do that, general
network access from the Alpha be
comes sluggish. F.ex. file copy and remote access to other Alpha's on the same
LAN slows down.
As an alternative we've tried using Telnet instead of LAT. But with telnet the
linefeed to the printers does not work. All the lines of a document are
printed on the same line.
Any help is much appreciated.
The Answer is :
1: This would appear to be a network routing or configuration problem
with the network, and would be best directed to the organization
that is supporting your network infrastructure. The symptoms as
described would tend to imply that network traffic is unnecessarily
traversing the bridged link, that routed protocols are traversing the
link and the remote routers are selected, that the introduction of
the bridging has triggered errors and retransmissions or other problems
on the local LAN segment, that the bandwidth of the bridged link is
too low, that the bridging is adversely affecting the local routing
(assuming the bridge/brouter/switch is common) or other similar problem.
Depending on the particular brouter/bridge/switch involved, you may be
able to enable bridging of solely the LAT protocol.
Again, this does not initially appear to be an OpenVMS problem, and
would best be routed to the organization that is supporting your local
(and bridged) network.
2: Of Telnet printing and linefeeds, please see topics (5276), (4811),