The Question is:
Does the non-routing plain-jane DECnet IV (Alpha, VMS V7.1) provide the MOP
download for DECservers?
bkg: this functionality was provided by a VAX which is being decommissioned, it
was a Routing node.
appropriate DECserver kits are installed on the Alpha, servers are defined with
DsvConfig, and its circuit service enabled - and NOW i'm concerned about the
routing vs non-routing!
The Answer is :
Maintenance and Operations Protocol (MOP) services are not particularly
associated with DECnet routing, though you undoubtedly already know that
by now, having undoubtedly tried a test or two of the configuration.
OpenVMS VAX and OpenVMS Alpha support MOP downloads via DECnet Phase IV,
via DECnet-Plus, and via the LANCP utility that is found on OpenVMS V6.2
and later. OpenVMS I64 also provides MOP download support.
The DECserver software installation kits will not provide LANCP support
quite obviously, but LANCP can be manually configured with the download
files provided in the kit and can thus download DECserver terminal servers
and other network server devices using MOP. Sites that are required to
have only IP network protocols active can use this approach, of course.