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Re: APPN vs. TCP/IP performance



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Opinions..... you know what they are like.
My experience has been that your boss is correct.  The IP connections that
I have been associated with are generally much faster and much more stable
than their SNA counterparts.  The is especially true of dial up TCP/IP
(such as SLIP to thru a RAS server).  I generally get sub second response
dialing TCP/IP to my AS400.  I could never make the same claim using SNA.

Also, AS400 to AS400 connectivity (over a LAN adapter) is also much faster,
FTP is much faster than SNADS for moving files between AS400s.  

Also, IBM just announced TCP/IP over twinax support (in v4r2), so it is not
hard to see what direction they are heading.

Just me opinions.

Carl

At 02:42 PM 2/17/98 +0200, you wrote:
>Hi!
>
>My boss is trying to convince me that using SNA/APPN (using NS/Router)
>uses way more AS/400 system resources than TCP/IP on V3R7. I am not
>buying that so we are having a bit of a "discussion" about the ways to
>connect LAN-to-LAN clients in the future.
>
>I would really like to hear your opinions on the subject.
>
>Also, where can I find a network layer diagram with the 7 layers and
>things such as LLC, DLC, 802.2, SNA, AnyNet, APPN and APPC in it. Or is
>there any other way to find information about what all these really are
>online? Seems like a terrible mess to me.
>
>                       Best regards, Juris.
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