HP OpenVMS Systems

ask the wizard
Content starts here

DECnet Routing, Node Reachability?

» close window

The Question is:

I have a DECNET IV network with a routing node. When I turn this node off, all
 nodes remain reachable (normal for me) except one and I don't understand why.
 All nodes are in the same area and they seem to have the same network
Can you help me please to understand ans solve this problem? Thanks...
Claude BON

The Answer is :

  The most obvious solution: you need the router.  Leave it enabled.
  When no DECnet router is available, DECnet does attempt to reach
  other DECnet hosts directly on the LAN -- either this or the node
  address caching would tend to account for the continued reachability
  of the other nodes.
  Without details of the network topology and the addressing, no
  certain answer is possible for the unreachable node.

answer written or last revised on ( 20-JAN-2004 )

» close window