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Networking Options on (old) OpenVMS VAX release?

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The Question is:

I need to connect to an old VAXStation 3500 running VMS5.1 via the local
 network from a Windows 2000 machine.  I was wondering if there is a DECNet
 protocol driver for WIndows 2000 or if the VAX can be configured to use
 TCP/IP.  What I would like to do is
 copy files from the VAX.  If you know of a more generic way to do this (FTP,
 etc.) I would appreciate any info you can supply.  Thanks.

The Answer is :

  DECnet is available for various Windows platforms as part of
  the PATHWORKS product, and TCP/IP is available for most OpenVMS
  releases.  Your central problem is the ancient version of OpenVMS
  involved here -- nothing approaching any currently-available
  networking software can be installed on V5.1.

answer written or last revised on ( 22-JUL-2002 )

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