Administering SCO IPX/SPX
IPX/SPX is the suite of protocols underlying the Novell
network operating system, NetWare. SCO OpenServer provides this protocol
as part of Desktop and Enterprise Systems.
SCO IPX/SPX allows you to connect SCO OpenServer systems
and NetWare networks;
it supports remote logins from NetWare clients and distributed
applications over NetWare networks
and acts as the underlying transport protocol for SCO Gateway for NetWare.
The Novell NetWare network operating system
allows the sharing of information
among desktop computers and network servers
over a local area network (LAN).
NetWare can be divided into three components:
NetWare server, NetWare clients, and transport protocol.
This component controls operation of the network and provides the core
functionality for the network file system, memory management and
scheduling of processing tasks such as file and print-sharing
handles functionality common to many users, such as
file- and record-locking and database queries.
This component deals with end-user-intensive activities.
This component facilitates communication between the server and the clients.
This chapter helps you:
For a description of additional helpful documentation about IPX/SPX,
``For more about IPX/SPX''.
For information on installing and configuring IPX/SPX, see
``Configuring network connections''.
How IPX/SPX works
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SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003