The Question is:
Hi, is there any software avaliable to allow an Alpha to connect via ASDL modem
to the internet? Windows based systems use PPPoE Protocol.
The Answer is :
DSL (ADSL) modems are widely available in appliance configurations
that incorporate an IP router and particularly an IP firewall, and
thus yes, OpenVMS can connect to these routing devices via an Ethernet
or IEEE 802.3 LAN.
The typical DSL and ADSL appliances provide PPP and/or SLIP or other
network communications protocols, and typically also provide the
necessary RAS or other authentication typically needed to establish
the Internet Service Provider (ISP) IP connection. The typical
gateway applicance can also provide NAT, which can be required by
your local ISP address assignment policies and procedures.
You will want to and should use a good-quality firewall appliance
on any Internet connection, and this step is in addition to securing
all host systems located behind the firewall.
Existing and related topics include (7522), (6448), (4566), (4563),
(1158), and various other topics. For direct connections to modems,
please see (81) and other topics.