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Avoiding use of local DECnet-Plus namespace?

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Hi Wizard,
Our network is split between three sites with IP only routers. Consequently
 DECnet Phase IV is unusable without buying expensive licenses and splitting
 into areas etc.
I would like to disable the use of DECnet Phase IV entirely and rely solely on
 DECnet Phase V running over IP.
I have tried to restrict directory naming services to DOMAIN only as part of
 doing this. However, I receive the following error message from NET$CONFIGURE
* Enter the directory services to use on the system [LOCAL,DOMAIN] : domain
%NET$CONFIGURE-W-NODOMAINPRIMARY, Domain is not currently allowed as a primary
 directory service
How can I restrict traffic to DECnet V and disable the use of local: namespace?
I thought I should merely disable NSP transport, run OSI over IP and disable
 and clear the local:. namespace.
Am I confused or are there some restrictions in place to prevent me doing this?
Edwin Thornber

The Answer is :

  You will want to use LOCAL, DOMAIN for the host name resolution.
  You do not particularly need to put anything IN the local namespace,
  save for the hosts you wish to reach even when DNS is unavailable.
  You can choose to disable local DECnet circuits, but this is not
  particularly necessary -- with only IP routers available, only the
  IP-based DECnet-Plus paths will be available between the sites.

answer written or last revised on ( 6-SEP-2001 )

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