TCP/IP for OpenVMS Use & Management Training Course Overview

Course Duration: 3 full days of instruction

MultiNet or TCPware Use & Management training courses offer an overview of the individual protocol applications. The courses cover topics such as architecture, installation, initial configuration, and troubleshooting. 

Examples of course topics include:

  • Overview of services
  • Architecture
  • Installation and upgrades
    • Cluster
    • Mixed architecture
    • Standalone
  • Configuration
  • Paired Network Interface
  • Troubleshooting basics
  • Routing Options
  • DNS & host tables
  • FTP
  • XNTP
  • SNMP
  • Electronic mail server & client
  • Options
  • Printing
    • TSSYM symbiont
    • LPD symbiont
    • IPP symbiont
  • TCP/IP Services for DECnet
  • Applications
  • NFS client & server
  • R-Services
  • SSH & security 

Prerequisites: Minimum requirements for course attendees are as follows:


Thorough understanding of VMSRequired (at user level)
Basic familiarity with TCP/IP networkingRequired
Advanced TCP/IP knowledgeHelpful
Knowledge of how you use or intend to use MultiNetHighly Recommended
Understanding of VMS printing methodsHelpful
Knowledge of corporate networkHelpful
Previous MultiNet or TCPware experienceHelpful


Intended Audience: MultiNet and TCPware network administrators who manage day-to-day configuration and troubleshooting responsibilities can advance their expertise while helping their company benefit through increased efficiency, security, and utilization of the product. Other personnel who may find portions of the course useful include system engineers, DNS administrators, and end users with significant VMS/TCP/IP experience. 

Call your sales representative at 800-722-7770 if you are interested in attending a TCPware or MultiNet training session in Framingham, MA, or your own facility. 

Additional Notes: Not all sites use all MultiNet or TCPware features. Therefore, it is expected that one or more protocols will not be covered in depth in a given training session. The instructor and the attendees will agree at the beginning of the course which protocols are most important. If time permits and interest is shown, those protocols deemed not as important will be discussed.



PMDF Use & Management Training Course Overview

Course Duration: 3 full days of instruction

Course Objectives:

PMDF Use & Management offers an overview of PMDF e-mail server operations. The course covers topics such as architecture, installation, initial configuration, and troubleshooting. Examples of course topics include:

  • Overview of PMDF
  • Architecture
    • Configuration rules
    • Rewrite rules
    • Channels
    • Message queues
    • The job controller
    • Periodic jobs
    • The service dispatcher
  • How PMDF interfaces with the network
  • Setting up the channel
  • PMDF in a firewall environment
  • Mailbox servers
    • Serving out mailboxes with POP3
    • Serving out mailboxes with IMAP4
    • popstore overview
    • MessageStore overview
  • Connection authentication
  • Filtering and rejecting messages
    • Preventing relaying
    • Sieve filtering language
  • Channels
    • Pager
    • Conversion
    • Reprocessing
    • Addressing
    • Queue –to- e-mail
    • Printer
    • Pipe
  • Centralized naming
    • Aliases
    • Directory channel
    • Using a general database
  • PMDF Dirsync
  • Troubleshooting and monitoring 

Prerequisites:This course can be tailored to the appropriate skill level of the attendees. However, we recommend that students have a basic knowledge of e-mail including SMTP, IMAP, and POP, and a basic knowledge of TCP/IP.    

Intended Audience:This course is intended for systems managers and/or e-mail administrators responsible for the day-to-day operation and management of PMDF.