I'm looking to get more involved in VMS, and I'm looking at the replacement TCP/IP stacks from Process Software. I've found the sheets comparing either product to TCP/IP Services, but nothing that explains concisely how they differ from each other and what they're targeted for. Any input from the forum on how they're different so I can figure out which one's better suited for my "home use"?
My feeling is that TCPware is focusing more on security and backwards compatibility with older VMS standards, while MultiNet is a bit more cutting edge (IPv6 etc.). Correct read?
TCPware is Process' own product, developed on and for VMS. MultiNet, on the other hand, is a port of a BSD stack. Since MultiNet has been bought by Process, the services on both stacks are being integrated, i.e. two kernels, one set of services building on these. Both are in active development.
It's not an easy choice really. If you are more into *ix, you'll get into MultiNet more quickly. If you're a long-time VMS user, the TCPware way of doing things will feel more natural.
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