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OpenVMS Alpha and DECserver 250 Terminal Server?

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The Question is:

We are replacing our Gs140 (which now only hosts a small legacy system) with an
 Alpha ES40, also running OpenVMS 7.1-2, DECnet Phase IV, and LAT.  Our GS140
 is attached to a DECServer 250 node used as a fax server for our pathology
 system.  Will we be abl
e to connect to this same DECserver250 on our new ES40 and use it in the same
 fashion?  None of the other software should be changed - we are symply moving
 to a smaller system.  Our larger ES47 is unable to use the print services
 formerly served by the DE
Cservers so there is concern that the Fax server may not work.

The Answer is :

  The OpenVMS Wizard knows of no technical reason why this transfer of
  hardware would not work -- the configuration of the network and of the
  LAT software will require careful duplication, of course.
  Without details of the errors and the configuration involved with the
  existing (and functional) AlphaServer GS140 and with the (failing)
  AlphaServer ES47 connection to the DECserver 250 series terminal
  server, no more specific answer is feasible.
  Please contact the support center directly.
  The DECserver 250 series parallel-port terminal server hardware is
  no longer supported, nor is OpenVMS Alpha V7.1-2.

answer written or last revised on ( 22-JUN-2004 )

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