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Configuring the TCP/IP r commands?

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The Question is:

A DEC Alpha running OpenVMS V6.2 and
Digital TCP/IP Services V4-1 - ECO Level 2.
An IBM RS/6000 running AIX v4.3.2.
A UCX proxy has been configured as follows:
ucx add proxy someuser /host=unixhost /remote_user="someuser"
When we use the "rcp" command on AIX to copy files from AIX to VMS, the
file is successfully copied, BUT we receive a number of error messages:
unixhost> rcp junk.c   unixhost:junk.c
unixhost: A remote host refused an attempted connect operation.
rcp: 0041-004 Kerberos rcmd failed: rcmd protocol failure.
When we use the "rcp" command on AIX to copy files from VMS to AIX,
we receive similar error messages, but in this case the file is NOT copied.
We have used a number of different flavors of
UNIX, but all are producing the same results,
so we are assuming that this is a VMS issue.
Is there anything that can be done to obtain
reliable transfer in both directions without
the resulting error messages?
Thanks for your assistance.

The Answer is :

  OpenVMS does not presently provide Kerberos authentication.
  Your TCP/IP Services version is very old, please move to at least
  V4.2 with the current ECO.
  For details on setting up the r commands (on more recent revisions
  of TCP/IP Services) and for information on enabling proxies with
  these commands, please see:
  The FTP command and the DCL command COPY/FTP, of course, can also
  be used.

answer written or last revised on ( 14-SEP-2000 )

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