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Disabling Ethernet NIC? (take II)

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The Question is:

I have an AlphaStation 250 4/266 with two networking cards.  I would like to
 turn off the first networking card.  I have been unable to find out how to do
 this.  I have tried using NCP to disable the line or circuit with no luck.  I
 have removed the prima
ry card and the system still reports it being there.  The primary card is
 "cabled" into the motherboard.
Is it possible?  Do I do it in MODPARAMS.DAT?  Using NCP?

The Answer is :

  "With no luck" is not an OpenVMS error message nor specific terminology
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  With the DECnet Phase IV tool NCP, you can use the PURGE (alters the
  DECnet Phase IV permanent database) and CLEAR (the volatile database)
  commands to remove the LINE and CIRCUIT associated with the controller
  NIC, or (often simpler and safer) you can use the SET and DEFINE commands
  to STATE OFF the LINE and CIRCUIT -- this will disable use of the NIC.
  The MODPARAMS.DAT file is specific to the site-specific system parameter
  requirements, and is unrelated to the OpenVMS device configuration
  Please also review topic (6067) for a related discussion.

answer written or last revised on ( 25-OCT-2001 )

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