Re: Pathworks 32 compatibility & alternatives
- From: "Richard B. Gilbert" <rgilbert88@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2009 20:53:13 -0400
Jeffrey H. Coffield wrote:
Bill M wrote:Hello all. I have an HP DL380 G4 server running Windows 2003 Server
Std SP2 and Pathworks v7.4. Recently we have been getting system
crashes during certain network operations and it's possible that it
may be Pathworks related. I am guessing that maybe Pathworks does not
play nicely with some new windows network patch. The system has been
stable for almost three years with the same configuration.
Since it has been stable, I haven't played with Pathworks since I
originally installed it in 2006. I did have issues with the install
because Pathworks messes up HP network teaming. To resolve this I put
in a PCI NIC with only the Pathworks software bound to it.
This software is in place so that our VAXen can transfer daily test
results to the windows server. The VAXen are all frozen at VMS 5.5-2.
Unfortunately, all these are running OSU so we don't have Multinet
licenses. We had looked at Multinet as an option but it was way too
expensive for what we are doing and for the number of licenses
required. The DECnet file transfer is part of some old third party
software. We do have source but we don't have the resources right now
for a rewrite.
That's the background; now for my questions:
1. We are looking at upgrading from Win 2003 to Win 2008. Is anyone in
this forum successfully running Pathworks 32 7.4 on Win 2008?
2. The HP website simply says that PW32 has been retired and that
"customers may search for third party alternatives." Can someone
point me to a decent (and hopefully affordable) alternative? I'm
coming up with all HP or university links from Google.
Thanks in advance.
Frozen Vaxen. How chillen.
I'm confused, I thought Pathworks ran on VAX (and Alpha) and used IP as
a transport. I didn't know it had anything to do with Decnet. There are
VMS versions of Samba but I don't know what would run on VMS 5.5-2 with OSU.
You must be new around here!
Before Pathworks was called Pathworks, it was known as "DECnet DOS" I haven't done anything with Pathworks in many years now and it may support TCP/IP *now* but originally it was DECnet only!
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