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[PATCH] README.vms, Multinet fix update

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Craig A. Berry
June 15, 2002 12:04
[PATCH] README.vms, Multinet fix update
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This revises what to do about a test failure caused by a bug in a 
third party TCP/IP stack, the gist of it being that a patch is 
available now rather than in the future.

--- README.vms;-0	Sat Jun  8 14:18:24 2002
+++ README.vms	Sat Jun 15 11:53:23 2002
@@ -606,23 +606,23 @@
 Multinet TCP/IP stack.  The problem was noted in Multinet 4.3A
 using either Compaq C 6.5 or DEC C 6.0, and with Multinet 4.2A
 using DEC C 5.2, but could easily affect other versions of Multinet.
-A representative of Process Software Inc. has acknowledged a
-bug in the Multinet version of UCX$IPC_SHR for which there is
-an ECO forthcoming.  If you see one or more tests in lib/Net/hostent
-fail we recommend that you apply the Multinet ECO when it becomes
-available from:
+Process Software Inc. has acknowledged a bug in the Multinet version 
+of UCX$IPC_SHR and has provided an ECO for it. The ECO is called
+UCX_LIBRARY_EMULATION-010_A044 and is available from:
-You may determine the version of Multinet that you are running using
-the command:
+As of this writing, the ECO is only available for Multinet versions 
+4.3A and later.  You may determine the version of Multinet that you 
+are running using the command:
     multinet show /version
 from the DCL command prompt.
-If you cannot wait for the ECO from Process you might try using
-Perl programming constructs such as:
+If the ECO is unavailable for your version of Multinet and you are 
+unable to upgrade, you might try using Perl programming constructs 
+such as:
     $address = substr($gethostbyname_addr,0,4);
[end of patch]

Craig A. Berry

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