The Question is:
We have a substantial ethernet and fddi network in our auto plant. Our network
monitoring software (BMC Patrol) regularly pings all our DECserver 90M
terminal servers. The DECservers frequently do not respond to the pings. Our
network support group is ask
ing if the ethernet card on the DECserver 90M is configured as full-duplex or
Is the DECserver 90M ethernet interface full-duplex or half-duplex? Is this
The Answer is :
Please contact Digital Network Products Group (DNPG), the organization
that now owns and supports the DECserver product and product line.
Do expect that DNPG will likely ask for details such as the firmware
version, should this be a problem with the ICMP implementation in
a particular DECserver device.
Classic 10 megabit Ethernet devices are normally half-duplex, as
the OpenVMS Wizard is certain you and your networking group are
well aware. For a related discussion, please see topic (6421) for
OpenVMS details, and particularly see topic (4658).
For details of the DECserver product line, please contact DNPG.