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UCX: Named pipes and callable FTP

The Question is:

Hi.  I am a former DEC employee now working at Microsoft.  I want to send a
set of files from a VAX to a DEC ALPHA running NT; I am using FTP and it
works fine.

I need a better solution:
1) Can I establish a named pipe/mailbox between the VAX and NT machines?
2) Can I from a C program call the FTP routines?

The Answer is:

>1) Can I establish a named pipe/mailbox between the VAX and NT machines?

	Not with current versions of VMS.  Named pipe support is being
    concidered for a future version of OpenVMS

>2) Can I from a C program call the FTP routines?

    	You can always spawn a process to perform the FTP.  Some TCP/IP
    vendors might have callable FTP code, UCX does not.