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currently a IPX based Netware network,

By cap_170 ·
We currently have an IPX based Netware network, it is a mix of Intranetware and 5.1, we also have two NT Servers. Most of our offices are connected via WAN connections, and most of our offices are single story floors except one that has three floorswith wiring closets on each, and 3 COM SuperStack II Switches. We are using Gigabit Ethernet, with fiber running to each switch. Each switch has a static IP address. We are planning on using DHCP.

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What is the best scenario for a TCP/IP network, should we have a DHCP server at each of the locations, and what is the typical lease time for IP addresses?
With respect to our office that has 3 floors any suggestions on VLan configurations?

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currently a IPX based Netware network,

by ryan4x4 In reply to currently a IPX based Ne ...

I would suggest on the NT Side to install Gateway Services For NetWare on you NT Server. When you intall this service it will require you to intsall the NWLink Protocol (you need this protocol to talk to your Netware Network). There are several steps to implementing Gateway Services For NetWare. Here is the number of the TechNet article on this Service: "Q118469 - GSNW Gateway Requires NTGATEWAY group." Doing the GSNW will keep you from having to have the users to authenicate to the Novell Server, they can access the Novell Server by going through your NT Server. The clients on the NT Side will work the way they are already setup. Hope this helps, Ryan

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by ryan4x4 In reply to currently a IPX based Ne ...

I would suggest on the NT Side to install Gateway Services For NetWare on you NT Server. When you intall this service it will require you to intsall the NWLink Protocol (you need this protocol to talk to your Netware Network). There are several steps to implementing Gateway Services For NetWare. Here is the number of the TechNet article on this Service: "Q118469 - GSNW Gateway Requires NTGATEWAY group." Doing the GSNW will keep you from having to have the users to authenicate to the Novell Server, they can access the Novell Server by going through your NT Server. The clients on the NT Side will work the way they are already setup. Hope this helps, Ryan

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by patrick.lewis In reply to currently a IPX based Ne ...

1) We have a seperate DHCP server at each physical location. This way, our workstations will all get IP addresses, even if the connection to the WAN is down. Also this allows us to block broadcast traffic accross the WAN.
2) You need to make the lease on your IP addresses long enough that the lease will not expire while the workstation is still logged on, we use 48 hours. If you pick to short a time, you could end up with two or more workstations trying to use the same address.
3) VLan configurations are a very tricky subject. There are alot of different aspects to be considered. More VLan's will allow you to isolate your traffic, but it could also cause some performance issues with your switches, or routers, if you have to many.

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