The Question is:
I am trying to set up a PPP connection using LAT. Basically, I want to be able
to establish PPP connections to an Alpha system via a LAT service and modem
which hangs off of a Decserver 90M. When I dial into the 90M, it sends me
directly to the Aplha box
as expected. I type "PPPD" and then type "connect ltaXXX" where ltaxxx is the
LAT device I defined. The connection never gets established and I sometimes
receive an error stating that there is an error calling the network callback.
I have read that I can
call out from a remote device via LAT, but I have not read anything stating
that I can receive calls. Is it possible and if so what may I be missing? I am
running OpenVMS version 7.2-1 with UCX version 5.0A on and AplhaServer 4000
The Answer is :
LAT does not particularly lend itself for use as a transport for serial
network communications, it is designed for interactive user access. Use
of IP protocols and IP routing throughout would likely be preferable.
That said, this appears a useful extension of the PPPD implementation,
and thus worthy of contact with the Compaq Customer Support Center to
request the enhancement.