HP OpenVMS Systems

Ask the Wizard

HP OpenVMS Systems

OpenVMS information

» What's new on our site
» Upcoming events
» Configuration and buying assistance
» Send us your comments

HP OpenVMS systems

» OpenVMS software
» Supported Servers
» OpenVMS virtualization
» OpenVMS solutions and partners
» OpenVMS success stories
» OpenVMS service and support
» OpenVMS resources and information
» OpenVMS documentation
» Education and training

Quick Links

» Non-javascript page
» Ask the Wizard

Test Drive OpenVMS

» OpenVMS I64 test drive
» Java test drive

Other information resources available to you include:

» OpenVMS freeware
» ECO kits, software and hardware support, prior version support
» Alpha SRM, ARC, and AlphaBIOS firmware updates
» ENCOMPASS - HP user group
» OpenVMS software downloads, OpenVMS freeware CD-ROM
» OpenVMS firmware locations
» DECconnect passive adaptor charts
» Cables reference guide
» MicroVAX console commands
» OpenVMS student research

Select a topic below to see Questions Frequently Asked by partners

» Using the online documentation library(installing BNU from the asap SDK)
» Global sections(how to create and use.)
» xx$CREATE_BUFOBJ system service(usage)
» Ethernet address(methods of determination)
» Shareable images(cookbook approach to creating one)
» Sharing data/code at absolute addresses(a guide with examples)
» Determining the Alpha microprocessor
» Using GETSYI to get hardware status

Evolving business value

» Business Systems Evolution
» AlphaServer systems transition planning
» Alpha RetainTrust program

Related links

» HP Integrity servers
» HP Alpha systems
» HP storage
» HP software
» HP products and services
» HP solutions
» HP support
disaster proof
HP Integrity server animation
HP Integrity server animation
Content starts here

Ask the Wizard Questions

LAT/TELNET gateway for VMS?

The Question is:

I have got some DECServer90L who "speak" LAT.
Most of the users on terminals wish to "speak" TELNET.

I have VMS 5.4-3 and UCX 3.0. But I am able to update it
with our CAMPUS CDs to any required state.

My question:
Where could I get a LAT-TELNET-Gateway on VMS from?

The Answer is:

    Making a passthru service using a VMS system should be simple.  The
    harder part is to still allow LAT connection.

    We would suggest:

    - Use the autologin facility (See SYSMAN HELP ALF). Make all possible
      LAT port autologin into a special "passthru" account.
    - Create the "passthru" account as captive, no password.  Create its
      login procedure, and in the procedure ask for the destination and
      then TELNET to it.  Logoff after the TELNET.
    - Create a LAT service named TELNET and make it go to that system.

    The only problem is if users still want to use LAT to that system, now
    they can't or their port needs to be removed from the SYSALF.DAT file.
    Alternativelly, if they want access to the system providing the
    passthrough service, they can type localhost at the TELNET destination
    prompt, it is not resource friendly but it will work.