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Connect OpenVMS to Internet?

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The Question is:

internet connection via the modem??

The Answer is :

  If you wish to connect to an IP network via dial-up, please see
  the various existing discussions of modems here in Ask The Wizard,
  and please contact your local ISP for the connection requirements
  particular to each ISP.  Protocols such as PPP and SLIP are common,
  though OpenVMS does NOT support RAS authentication.
  Seriously consider acquiring and using a network-based widget
  that provides a dedicated firewall and a dedicated IP router
  and a dedicated dial-up -- various of these widgets are
  available.  With this widget, you have less security exposure,
  and -- since the widget is an IP router on a local network LAN
  -- an easier configuration.  (Even with the widget, you will
  still require an ISP or a connection to a local host that can
  then provide you with Internet connectivity.)

answer written or last revised on ( 21-MAY-2001 )

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