From: "Robert Jarratt"

> $ @STARTNET
> %RUN-S-PROC_ID, identification of created process is 0000008F
> %NCP-W-INVPVA, Invalid parameter value , Physical address
> Line = SVA-0


DECnet IV expects to set the physical address of the network
interface according to the SCSSYSTEMID, and it can do this only if it's
the first network protocol to grab the device. Thus, DECnet IV must be
started before the IP stuff. The system start-up stuff tends to do it
right, but if you do it manually, you need to inhibit the IP (and/or
Appletalk, and/or so on) stuff until you get DECnet (IV) going.
DECnet-Plus (V) doesn't care.

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