The Question is:
Open VMS 7.1 to 7.3 Vax and Alpha platforms
Our server IP's must be changed, but there are many batch and IP printer queues
that explicitly refer to these IP's in their autostart and initialization
IP print queue:
INITIALIZE/QUEUE/START/ON="22.214.171.124:9100" - /PROCESSOR=TCPIP$TELNETSYM -
Is there a way of having these strings refer to a logical defined in a central
file (site_logicals.com?), or use IP's pulled from the DNS table? If so, how
could that be set up?
The Answer is :
You might choose to use an IP host name, as that is how most folks
avoid hard-coding an IP host address -- the translation of the host
name to host address is the most obvious, of course. You could also
use network servers which translate IP addresses -- one of the more
common terms is network address translation (NAT) -- and implement
a hardware-level redirection of the traffic. As a rule, the OpenVMS
Wizard would use the host name; it is easy to implement, easy to
explain to others, and easy to maintain.
If the host name specification is not available or not working --
and you have not indicated TCP/IP Services version and ECO -- please
ensure you are running a supported version and the current ECO and
then (if the problem persists) please contact the support center
directly. Expect to be asked details of the versions and ECOs
loaded for TCP/IP Services and for OpenVMS, and details of the
command(s) used and any error message(s) displayed.
Various OpenVMS releases do have limits on the length of the host
name specified on the INITIALIZE command, and a fully-qualified
host name of moderate length may not fit within the allowable
command limits. If so, please contact the support center.