I have always had great success in getting my Unix questions
answered by all you Unix gurus. I appreciate that. Thanks.
The following question is a bit off the beaten path of Unix, but
I figured probably a lot of you also have VAX/VMS experience.
I am writing to see if anyone has had experience in converting
a program from DECnet to TCP/IP? That is, currently our network uses
DECnet and so the (Ada) program makes DECnet calls. We want to change
the network to TCP/IP (maybe Wollongong or DECs - any recommendations?).
So, we will correspondingly need to change the Ada program. My first
task is to come up with an estimate of how much effort (staff months)
would be required to make the conversion to the Ada program.
I would like to see if anyone out there has done something of this sort
and can tell me what problems they had and what I might expect, eg. is the
design strategy for making DECnet calls so different than the design
strategy for making socket (TCP/IP) calls that it is best to s*the
current IPC packages and start over; or, can I map each DECnet call to
one or more socket (TCP/IP) call(s)?
System configuration: VAX Server 3800 running Security Enhanced VMS.
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Thanks for any info you can provide. /Roger