The Question is:
i have been trying (in vain) to use a DECServer 90TL(mounted on a Dec Hub 90
ethernet backplane) to allow a win98 pc to connect to both our OpenVMS Alpha
server and windowsNT server using TCP/IP. we use repeaters for this purpose,
but i am out of repeate
r ports, and was wondering if the decserver offered an alternative. we use the
repeater and hub to allow us to access both the windows NT network for
email/file-sharing, and then we use TELNET to access the OpenVMS machine. i'd
like to use the decserver
in the same way if possible. thanks in advance......chad
The Answer is :
OpenVMS handles TCP/IP traffic quite nicely -- an attempt to use
a terminal server as a network adapter either in this or in most
other network configurations would seem quite unusual, and would
tend to lead to a communications configuration that would often
be viewed as inadequate at best.
Some terminal servers do permit PPP via a serial line, but this
approach will be excrutiatingly slow in comparision to the typical
Ethernet LAN speeds.
Extensive use of repeaters would tend to imply an Ethernet network
configuration that might be in need of a review.