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DECnet-Plus DECdns for OpenVMS Alpha?

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The Question is:

During installation of VMS7.3-1 on an AXP there is the possibility to configure
 an ALPHA as a DECdns-Server!!! What's going on? Why did nobody propagate this
 new feature? Are there any problems in case we use an AXP as DECdns-Server?

The Answer is :

  Yes, DECnet-Plus for OpenVMS Alpha V7.3-1 does include DECdns support.
  (If you should encounter problems with this or with any other supported
  configurations, please contact the support center directly.)
  The OpenVMS Wizard is not presently particularly aware of any plans to
  backport this DECdns support to earlier OpenVMS Alpha releases.   (As
  a general rule, new features and new support are less likely to be
  backported than are fixes.)
  OpenVMS Engineering will typically encourage the use of DNS/BIND and
  of IP networking protocols, and does not typically encourage that new
  uses and new applications be based on the DECdns and the DECnet

answer written or last revised on ( 23-OCT-2002 )

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