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Connect together 3 different protocol

By nah_theng ·
My group of companys running on 3 different network / transport layer protocol (TCP/IP, SPX/IPX & SNA), how can I connect the locations that use different protocols together?

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by Net Designer In reply to Connect together 3 differ ...

Hi, it certainly would be useful to know what kind of equipment (routers) you use, what's the purpose to connect, what kind of NOS is in place and where. Give some information about your setup

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by dplewis In reply to Connect together 3 differ ...

My advice, in this day and age, would be NOT to try. If you have NetWare servers, run V5 which support TCP/IP natively. The same goes for IBM mainframe systems (or AS/400), which have been running IP stacks for ages. If you have to do it, a high-end Cisco router will carry all the kinds of traffic - but you need to know what types of interfaces your hosts support.
Carry IPX and SNA over IP WANs using tunnelling techniques such as Data Link Switching.

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