Wan Connectivity
Wan Protocols

The WAN Connectivity subsystem is based on the Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP), a protocol standardized by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). When configured with a synchronous or asynchronous serial interface on a NetWare® standalone router or
file server, PPP enables point-to-point transmissions of routed data across transmission facilities between interconnected LANs.

Data transfer rates of up to 2.048 Mbps are possible, depending on the serial interface used. The only requirements are a full-duplex WAN link and modem status signals. You can use any physical interface, including RS-232, RS-422, RS-423, V.35, and X.21. Additionally, you can use copper, fiber-optic, microwave, Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN), or satellite-leased lines.

WAN Connectivity Links
  • Permanent WAN Connections
  • On-Demand WAN Connections
  • External Device Management
  • Call Authentication
  • Remote System Authentication
  • Interface Groups
  • Static Route Databases
  • Routed On-Demand Calls