The Question is:
Hey guys, here is my issue. We are currently using an NT NFS gateway to offer
Non NT file shares to PC's on our network from Unix/VMS. We are testing a NAS
Filer from Netapps. This filer will replace our gateway. The filer is running
a lean Unix kernel un
der the covers, but looks very windows'ish up top. With the Gateway we mount a
share FROM VMS to the NFS Gateway, which in turn offers the share up to the
network as a regular windows file share. With the Filer we mount a share FROM
the filer locally to o
ur VMS box and that same share is offered up to the network. Here is the
problem, all of my RMS files that are variable length, carriage control,
carriage return on this share have no line feeds when I edit the files with
Notepad /Wordpad/Word on a PC. Al
so the files become STREAMLF when I copy the files to the share from VMS. Is
there any way to get around this without converting the file on VMS with an
FDL that changes the file to STEAMLF?
The Answer is :
Advanced Server offers the ability to serve shares from OpenVMS.
As for this forest of gatgeways and servers and clients, the
OpenVMS Wizard has no idea what is going on here or what might
(or might not) happen here.
As for file organizations, the most portable sequential file
format is generally Stream LF -- other OpenVMS file organizations
are not as directly accessable on other platforms, as the low-level
file record organization must be interpreted on each platform based
on the platform-specific file system expectations.
OpenVMS with TCP/IP Services NFS offers an ADF file conversion
mechanism, which might be of some assistance. See the NFS chapter
of the TCP/IP Services Management manual for details on the ADF