PMDF System Manager's Guide
39.3.1 Direct Access via a File Server Hosted on the System Running PMDF
Many commercial products are available that allow PC clients to store
their message files directly on an OpenVMS or UNIX system. Since the
message files are on the disks of the system on which PMDF is running,
PMDF can use normal file access methods to read incoming messages and
write outgoing messages.
- Leverage for NetWare from InterConnections, Inc. This product is
also available as an add-on to TCPware from Process Software
Leverage allows an OpenVMS system to act as a
subsidiary NetWare file server. However, it requires that a real
NetWare file server be present on the same LAN. Leverage for NetWare
supports an older NetWare file server standard at present so it can not
be appropriate for hosting the entire PC mail system. The PC clients
should probably use it just to store files containing messages for the
- Pathworks from Compaq Computer Corporation.
Pathworks is based
on Microsoft's LANmanager network operating system protocols. An
OpenVMS system is the file server. The PCs can be configured to store:
- everything on the Pathworks server,
- all files related to the PC mail system, or
- just files containing messages for the PMDF gateway.
- PC/TCP with InterDrive by FTP Software, Inc.
a PC to store files on an NFS file server. When the PMDF system is also
acting as an NFS server, the PCs can be configured to store any or all
parts of the PC mail system on disks on the system running PMDF. PC/TCP
can also coexist with Pathworks or NetWare or both on the same client