• Subject: RE: TCP/IP and NAMED Devices
  • From: BORING David <dboring@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Dec 1997 18:54:01 -0600

>>The magic you are looking for is called AnyNet. AnyNet encapsulates the
>>SNA packets inside TCP/IP packets. This way you can maintain your
>>network as all TCP/IP, including routing data, but still have the SNA
>>functionality you desire, i.e. device names.
>>
>>AnyNet is a little bit slower than TCP/IP alone, but it probably won't
>>be noticed by a user. The only place it might really be noticed is
>>during a file download.
>
>My problem with this is, you then need to use the NS router, which I detest
>in the implementation IBM bundles with CA.
>
>JMHO
>
>Vernon Hamberg

But the other problem is that at present (until V4R2) this is the only
way to do it. I agree that the NS Router was not implemented as best it
could have been, but the only other choice is to use the NetSoft product
itself (which I understand is much better).

David Boring
Systems Engineer
MCI Systemhouse
Direct: (562) 809-5460
E-mail: dboring@shl.com

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