Questions on best setup for network.

Questions on best setup for network.

Post by KoRu » Thu, 28 Dec 1995 04:00:00



Ok, here's my problem:
   The place I work for now has a VAX running DECnet as a fileserver for
various PC's throughout the buliding.  What my problem is, is that they want to
get a dedicated SLIP line put in.  What I need to know is how I am going to be
able to keep the VAX as a fileserver, and network all the PC's to a PC running
Linux, which is what will be machine to which the line will go to, and how the
PC's, which run Windoze, will react to this.  Sorry, I have no clue when it
comes to networking...

        Andy

 
 
 

Questions on best setup for network.

Post by Todd Graham Lewi » Fri, 29 Dec 1995 04:00:00


As I understand it, this is about what you have now, right?

 --------------         ---------------         -------------
 |            |         |             |         |           |
 |    PC      |         |     PC      |         |     PC    |
 |            |         |             |         |           |
 --------------         ---------------         -------------
       |                       |                      |
       |                       |                      |
------------------------------------10mb ethernet, or something-----------
          |                       |                      |
          |                       |                      |
   --------------         ---------------         -------------
   |            |         |             |         |           |
   |    VAX     |         |     PC      |         |     PC    |
   |            |         |             |         |           |
   --------------         ---------------         -------------

There is absolutely no reason why you can't do the following:

 --------------         ---------------         -------------
 |            |         |             |         |           |
 |    PC      |         |     PC      |         |     PC    |
 |            |         |             |         |           |
 --------------         ---------------         -------------
       |                       |                      |
       |                       |                      |
------------------------------------10mb ethernet, or something-----------
          |                       |                      |
          |                       |                      |
   --------------         ---------------         -------------
   |            |         |             |         |           |
   |    VAX     |         | Linux server|         |     PC    |
   |            |         |             |         |           |
   --------------         ---------------         -------------
                                |
                                |
                           --------
                           | 14.4 |          ____________
                           | SLIP |----------| The 'Net |
                           --------          ------------

With an Ethernet or comparable, you can use one machine as your
networking gateway to the Internet and another (such as your VAX) as a
fileserver with no problems,  You can even run incompatible protocols,
such as DECnet and IP, over the same wire; the machines not properly
equipped just ignore the other messages.

Doing IP over your network should have no effect on your file server, so
I am not sure if I am understanding you right.  Do you want people to
call in through the Internet and get to your file server?  Is the network
dial-in lines or serial lines rather than ethernet or something else
wierd?  Do you want for the two (Linux machine and VAX) to interact in
any particular manner?

You will have to put winsock on the windows 3.1 machines, or use the
built-in win95 ip support, if you can get it to work, in order for the
win PCs to talk in the Internet Protocol through your SLIP gateway.  In
order to do this, read the documentation, give it a shot, and yell for
help here on comp.os.linux.networking when it doesn't work.  We aim to
server, that's our motto.


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Quote:> Ok, here's my problem:
>    The place I work for now has a VAX running DECnet as a fileserver for
> various PC's throughout the buliding.  What my problem is, is that they want to
> get a dedicated SLIP line put in.  What I need to know is how I am going to be
> able to keep the VAX as a fileserver, and network all the PC's to a PC running
> Linux, which is what will be machine to which the line will go to, and how the
> PC's, which run Windoze, will react to this.  Sorry, I have no clue when it
> comes to networking...

>         Andy


 
 
 

Questions on best setup for network.

Post by s.. » Sat, 30 Dec 1995 04:00:00



>Ok, here's my problem:
>   The place I work for now has a VAX running DECnet as a fileserver for
>various PC's throughout the buliding.  What my problem is, is that they want to
>get a dedicated SLIP line put in.  What I need to know is how I am going to be
>able to keep the VAX as a fileserver, and network all the PC's to a PC running
>Linux, which is what will be machine to which the line will go to, and how the
>PC's, which run Windoze, will react to this.  Sorry, I have no clue when it
>comes to networking...
>        Andy

I dont know anything about the VAX but theres no problem connecting
the Windowze-boxes to to the Linux-machine if you run Microsofts
(huaah!) TCP/IP for windows. The drivers are available from
Microsoft.

Sir N

 
 
 

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