The Question is:
When we do a file transfer between an Alphaserver running VMS 7.3.1 and
Pathworks and a Windows NT PC we get the following error when we try to open
the file on the OpenVMS system.
-CAM-E-FILOPNERR, Cannot open file ALPHA1$DKA200:[ECS.GL]TEST.CNF;1
-RMS-F-IFA, illegal file attributes detected (file header corrupted)
-NONAME-W-NOMSG, Message number 00000000
%CAM-F-ABORT, PARS aborted
Are there some setting PATHWORKS set that changes the file attribbutes ?
The Answer is :
Many things can corrupt the structure of a file, including Windows and
Advanced Server, errant FTP transfer modes, and limitations of any of
the potential intervening file systems or transfer tools.
Network file transfer operations can also strip off record attribute
settings, and can otherwise play havoc with files -- such details as
the sequential file formats can be of interest, as only a small subset
of the OpenVMS sequential file formats are disk-level compatible with
other platforms, as well.
The OpenVMS Wizard generally uses zip, and specifies the capital V
option (in quotes) to preserve the OpenVMS file attributes. Other
options include using CONVERT or SET FILE/ATTRIBUTES to reconstitute
record structures or to reset corrupted file attributes.