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 126.96.36.199, and subnet mask 255.255.255.0 (the pc was 188.8.131.52) and it worked - i got a response.
However when i run any FTP software on Windows machine and try to connect to 184.108.40.206 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:
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?
malmberg December 12 2017 HPE only makes the most current version of OpenVMS Alpha / IA64 /VAX available to hobbyists. When I had access to the Alliance 1 program it was the same. No public downloads are allowed by HPE.
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