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Third-Party Hardware? (DECserver)

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The Question is:

We have a substantial ethernet and fddi network in our auto plant. Our network
 monitoring software (BMC Patrol) regularly pings all our DECserver 90M
 terminal servers. The DECservers frequently do not respond to the pings. Our
 network support group is ask
ing if the ethernet card on the DECserver 90M is configured as full-duplex or
Is the DECserver 90M ethernet interface full-duplex or half-duplex? Is this

The Answer is :

  Please contact Digital Network Products Group (DNPG), the organization
  that now owns and supports the DECserver product and product line.
  Do expect that DNPG will likely ask for details such as the firmware
  version, should this be a problem with the ICMP implementation in
  a particular DECserver device.
  Classic 10 megabit Ethernet devices are normally half-duplex, as
  the OpenVMS Wizard is certain you and your networking group are
  well aware.  For a related discussion, please see topic (6421) for
  OpenVMS details, and particularly see topic (4658).
  For details of the DECserver product line, please contact DNPG.

answer written or last revised on ( 27-SEP-2004 )

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