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MultiNet Basics and Beyond

Configuration, Management and Troubleshooting

MultiNet for OpenVMS provides TCP/IP services with its high-performance implementation for both the OpenVMS VAX and AXP architectures. MultiNet contains many the tools for a variety of configurations from an end-node system to a fully functional gateway with multiple interfaces and routing protocols.

This course provides an in-depth presentation of the installation, configuration and management of a basic MultiNet system. On-line demonstrations and exercises are incorporated into the class to maximize the learning experience.

Additional modules are available covering NFS (Network File System) and Multiware (Netware server for OpenVMS under MultiNet) You will learn:

  • How to install and configure MultiNet
  • MultiNet configuration utilities and commands
  • Basic troubleshooting techniques

Topics to be covered include

  • MultiNet architecture overview
  • Installation and Upgrades
  • Configuration
    • Multiple network interfaces
    • Routing
    • Host tables
    • Configuring Domain Name System (DNS) as a caching-only nameserver
  • Basic TCP/IP Applications
    • Telnet
    • FTP client and server
    • Berkeley "r" services
    • Network printing (LPR/LPD and stream symbionts)
    • Electronic Mail (SMTP, POP)
  • Network Management and Administration
    • IP Administration (BOOTP, DHCP)
    • Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP)
    • IP Connectivity (SLIP, PPP)
    • Network Time Protocol (NTP)
    • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
    • X Display Manager (XDM)
    • Kerberos
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting Utilities
    • Network statistics (MULTINET SHOW)
    • Host reachability (PING)
    • Routing (TRACEROUTE)
    • Protocol analysis (TCPDUMP)

Class length

  • Scheduled as a 3 day course
  • Delivered on-site, tailored to meet your needs from 1 to 4 days


  • Systems programmers
  • Network Managers


  • Basic TCP/IP networking concepts
  • Basic OpenVMS operating system concepts

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