The Question is:
We are using the LAT protocol and WRQ Reflection software to connect our WIN98
machines to the VAX. How do we set up the VAX to use a TCP/IP connection so we
can use our WINXP machines to connect to the VAX?
The Answer is :
At a minimum, IP operations require you to install a TCP/IP stack
on OpenVMS VAX V5.5-2, either TCP/IP Services or a third-party IP
stack. You will then need to configure the IP stack, using the
product-specific mechanism; see the IP stack documentation.
As of this writing, V7.3 is the current OpenVMS VAX release, and
TCP/IP Services V5.3 is the current IP stack version.
For discussions of Windows XP and Advanced Server and the PATHWORKS 32
Windows client package, please see existing discussions elsewhere -- the
Advanced Server package provides file, print and other services for
Microsoft Windows systems and compatibility with Microsoft networks,
and the PATHWORKS 32 client package can provide applications, DECnet
DECnet networking capabilities and other features on Windows clients
specifically for operating with and for networking with OpenVMS systems.
Related topics include (2523), and the information available at the
OpenVMS Website on the PATHWORKS 32 (Microsoft Windows client software)
and Advanced Server (OpenVMS host software providing disk and print
For information on OpenVMS operations with the PATHWORKS 32 and Advanced
Server products and specifically with Microsoft Windows XP, please see
existing topics including (8377), (8266) and (6571).