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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Alpha Systems Forums | Alpha Software Forum
Author Need help with FTP and UCX, OpenVMS 6.2
mpotran
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Posts: 1
Joined: 01.09.11
Posted on April 15 2012 21:51
Hi,

At work we have an Alpha 400 running OpenVMS 6.2-1H3.

We need to connect it to a pc running Windows XP (preferably) or Linux (alternative).

We need to pull some files as a regular backup from the Alpha to the pc.

I have connected the two with a crossover ethernet cable, and pinged the Alpha at 192.192.192.201, and subnet mask 255.255.255.0 (the pc was 192.192.192.202) and it worked - i got a response.

However when i run any FTP software on Windows machine and try to connect to 192.192.192.201 nothing happens. I can't get a response and the directories and files of the Alpha are not shown.

What's the problem? Are the directories somehow protected from external entry?

After reading loads of info on OpenVMS networking i entered some commands and here is what i got:

UCX$INET_DOMAIN="MR"

UCX$INET_HOST="NTSCAN"

UCX$INET_HOSTADDR="192.192.192.201"

So i was wondering what are my options? It's obvious that the Alpha has networking capability, so can i somehow ftp the files to the Windows machine?

Alternatively i read that another option is to install Saamba. Again, i have no knowledge on installing software in OpenVMS so this is my second option. The other problem behind this is downloading the Saamba files on a Windows XP (32 bit) machine and burning them to the CD for OpenVMS since Alpha is 64 bit, right?. Are some special settings needed when burning so the files could be read in OpenVMS?
Author RE: Need help with FTP and UCX, OpenVMS 6.2
malmberg
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Posts: 470
Joined: 15.04.08
Posted on April 16 2012 03:02
Are you sure FTP Server software is enabled and started on the VMS side?

Another option is to set up an NFS Client on the VMS side and install Cygwin/NFS on the Windows side. Then use Cygwin to export a directory and VMS to mount it.

6.2-1H3 is pretty old. Current version of VMS is 8.4. It may be hard to find a working SAMBA pre-built for that release that will communicate with Windows XP.

I would really recommend hiring a professional VMS Contractor to give you business advice and training on VMS.
Author RE: Need help with FTP and UCX, OpenVMS 6.2
saq
Member

Posts: 53
Joined: 24.05.08
Posted on April 16 2012 05:40
On newer UCXes you need to specifically activate the services you want, so if FTP has not been activated then you won't get the connection.

Check in your docs - newer versions (the UCX in VMS V7.2 and above) have a menu config system that can help when you're not sure. The 6.x UCX might also have that.
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