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       multinet - Connect to a Multinet* DECnet over IP server


       multinet [options] <local-decnet-addr> <remote-host>


       This  utility  creates  a tapX device and copies all the DECnet packets
       from that over IP to a remte Multinet* server. It  provides  a  way  to
       connect  a  Linux  box to a remote VMS machine over an IP-only network.
       Using Linux routing it should be possible to  connect  DECnet  networks
       over the internet using this technique.
       local-decnet-addr  DECnet node address of the tapX interface. This need
       not be the same as the address used on other interfaces but it might be
       less confusing if it is.
       remote-host  IP  address or host name of the remote Multinet server. If
       you send a HUP signal to the process it will lookup this name again, so
       you  don’t need to restart the server if the remote node changes its IP

       *Multinet is a product, and probably a trademark, of Process  Software.
     and is available free for hobbyist use.
              The protcol used here was reverse engineered  by  Mark  Berryman
              and Christine Caulfield.


       -v     Be verbose and dump packet contents to stderr

       -1     Advertise as a level 1 router

       -2     Advertise as a level 2 router (default)

       -D     Make  the  tapX device into the default DECnet device. This will
              force all traffic to non-local nodes  down  the  Multinet  link.
              IMPORTANT:  Due  to  a kernel bug you should not use this option
              unless you are using a Linux kernel version 2.6.17 or later.

       -p priority
              Router priority. Default is 64

       -P port
              Port to talk to Multinet on (default is 700). Ony change this if
              you know the Multinet server is listening on a different port

       -m MTU Maximum size of packets. (default 576)

       -t secs
              Timeout  for  IP  connections.  If  no traffic is seen on the IP
              connection after this time  then  the  daemon  will  attempt  to
              restart it.

       -H hello timer
              How often HELLO messages are sent (default 60) in seconds.


         multinet -1 -D 3.2


       dnroute(8), ip(8)