PRO175 PRO/DECnet Version: 2.1, October 1989
Submitted by: Digital Equipment Corporation
Operating System: P/OS V3.2 Memory Required: 512KB Software
Required: DECUS No. PRO177, P/OS Version 3.2 Keywords: Networking,
Professional 300 Series - P/OS
Abstract: PRO/DECnet enables a Professional 300 Series System to
participate as a non-routing (end) node in DECnet computer
networks. The Professional node can communicate with other
DECnet nodes using either the Communications Port (COMM1)
for Asynchronous or Synchronous DDCMP Wide Area Network
communications, or the NET1 Port for Ethernet Local Area
Network communications, but not both at the same time. The
optional PRO/Tool Kit, see DECUS No. PRO178 for a description
of this package, contains libraries which allow developers
to write applications which communicate in a DECnet network.
PRO/DECnet Phase IV networks can contain up to sixty-three
network areas, with a maximum of 1023 nodes per network
area, given proper network planning. Phase III nodes
participating in Phase III/IV networks are limited to the
Phase III routing capability of 255 nodes. Phase II nodes
are not supported. Phase IV end nodes not directly
connected to an Ethernet Local Area Network must connect to
a Phase IV full function (routing) node, and can only
communicate with Phase III nodes through such a router.
The functions available to the PRO/DECnet user depend
largely upon the configuration of the rest of the network.
Each DECnet product offers its own level of capability and
its own set of features to the user.
Functions available with PRO/DECnet include Remote DECnet
Terminal Utility, Remote File Access and File Transfer,
Mail, Phone, Modem Support and Task-to-Task Communication
and Network Management.
Following is a list of the manuals you will receive when you
order Media Service Charge Code (EE):
"PRO/DECnet User's Guide"
"PRO/DECnet Problem Determination Guide"
Notes: This program is also included on DECUS No. VS0112.
Restrictions: A DECNA module is required to use the NET1 port on the
rear of the system
Documentation available in hardcopy only. Sources not included.
Media (Service Charge Code): User's Manual (ED), Five RX50 Diskettes
(JE) Format: P/OS
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