The Question is:
My Alpha system has two eithernet interfaces. How do I display them, so I can
find out what their names are? I have one currently running using a live IP
address, but I need to configure the other to use an inside IP address. How
do I configure the oth
er eithernet interface to us the 10 dot address?
The Answer is :
A review of the available TCP/IP Services documentation would be
in order, of course. This and other documentation is available
at the OpenVMS documentation website, referenced in the FAQ.
Core URLs for these materials include:
Assuming TCP/IP Services V5 release and preferably V5.3 or
V5.4 with current ECO, the command procedure used to configure
the product and the network interfaces is TCPIP$CONFIG.COM.
TCPIP$CONFIG provides a menu-based configuration of the hardware,
and of all client and server components supported by TCP/IP
Services. (Within the TCP/IP Services documentation, the
management and configuration manual will be of central
interest here, and covers details of the configuration, as
well as steps specific to the various clients and servers.)
On TCP/IP Services releases prior to V5.0, the command
procedure used to configure the product is UCX$CONFIG.
Mapping of the device names generated by the SRM console and by
OpenVMS, and the names involved in translating from OpenVMS
device names to network device names can involve more effort
(and certainly more explanation) than simply using fault reports
from the IP or DECnet transport caused by disconnecting the network
from the controller. Disconnect one of the two cables, and see
which of the two devices reports errors.
If using a third-party IP stack, please contact the vendor for
assistance and configuration details.
Other topics of potential interest here -- previous similar
discussions -- can include (1248), (2073), (2961), (3010),
(4085), (6225), (6604), (7371), (7410), (7411), etc.
For the steps involved in changing the node name (hostname),
please see the OpenVMS FAQ. Changing the name of the host
node is more involved than changing the IP or DECnet host
The keystone topic for IP printing configuration is topic (1020),
and the other topics referenced there.
For DE500 series configuration discussions, please see existing
topics including (3252) and (2961) -- the console environment
variables used are the same across the DE500-xx series -- and
please see the OpenVMS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section
on the DE500 NIC. (The OpenVMS Wizard does not know the
identity of the particular NIC in use here, though the DE500
seriees is a common choice.)
Discussions of configuring the default gateway are included
in the OpenVMS FAQ, and referenced in (6796).
Again, the best resource for the immediate question -- as
well as the resource for other questions that will quite
commonly arise -- is the TCP/IP Services documentation.
(There is rather more documentation available than can be
reasonably duplicated here.)