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Chapter 1 - Overview of Banyan Communications


How Banyan Networks Use the Client-Service Model

How Workstations Communicate with Servers

The Banyan Networking Software

How DOS, OS/2, Windows NT, and Windows 95 Workstations Communicate with Each Other


Netbios, Named Pipe, and Mailslots

How Macintosh Workstations Communicate

How Banyan Servers Communicate with Each Other


Source-level Routing

Server-to-Server Connections

How Workstations and Servers Communicate with Host Computers

3270/SNA Option

Asynchronous Terminal Emulation Option

TCP/IP Routing Option

Enterprise Client for TCP/IP

Limited TCP/IP

VINES on StreetTalk for Windows NT

Chapter 2 - Dynamic Routing in Banyan Networks

Introduction to Dynamic Routing in Banyan Networks

How the Banyan Networking Software Performs Dynamic Routing

Routing Tables

Server Routing Tables

Workstation Routing Tables

Building and Updating Routing Tables

Routing Update Exchanges

How Workstations and Servers Adjust to Unavailable Servers

How New Workstations Connect to the Network

Finding a Routing Server

Announcing Their Arrival to Neighbors

Finding Drive Z

How Workstations Communicate with Other Nodes

How New Servers Connect to the Network

StreetTalk Databases

Chapter 3 - Administrator's Tasks


Planning the Topology

LAN Hardware

Components and Options for WANs

Serial Communications Hardware

Modems and Modem Scripting

Full T1 and Fractional T1 Support

Configuring the Software

The Managing Communications Menu

Managing Services

Configuring LAN and WAN Cards

To Install a LAN or WAN Card

To Load the Driver and Configure a LAN or WAN card

Chapter 4 - Managing Source-level Routing


SLR Concepts

How the Banyan Networking Software Chooses Source-level Routes

Routing Metrics

Guidelines for Assigning Metrics

Favoring Specific Routes

Avoiding Timeouts

Guidelines for Mixing Versions of the Banyan Networking Software

Rules for Enabling SLR

Enabling SLR on Servers

TCP/IP Communications Across Bridges

When to Enable SLR on Workstations

Prerequisites for Configuring SLR

Configuring SLR

Database and Runtime Configurations

Using the Manage Source-level Routing Menus

Key Conventions

Enabling SLR Interfaces

To Enable the Interface for SLR

Configuring SLR Bridge Routes

To Specify Bridge Routes

To Add a Bridge Route

To Modify a Bridge Route

To Delete a Bridge Route

Viewing Bridge Routes

Enabling Database Configuration

To Enable the Database Configuration

Displaying Runtime Configuration

To Display Runtime Configuration

Displaying SLR Bridge Routes

Displaying SLR Interfaces

Troubleshooting SLR

Chapter 5 - The ICA Family of Cards


The ICA Family of Cards

ICA Line Speeds

T1 and Fractional T1 Support

DCE and DTE Assignment

Server Requirements

Installing Options

Allocating Options to ICA Cards

Identifying ICA Line Numbers

ICA Line Priorities

ICA Card Load Guidelines

Determining the Load on the Card

Adjusting the Load on the Card

Planning for Performance

What to Do Next

Chapter 6 - Assigning Options to Lines


Using the Serial Communications Menu

To Reach the Serial Communications Menu

Managing Serial Lines

To Access the Manage Serial Lines Menu

Information on the Manage Serial Lines Menu

Reassigning or De-assigning Lines

Assigning Lines

Assigning ISDN Over NI1 Lines

Determining the SPID and Telephone Numbers

To Add the ISDN BRI Card

Assigning HDLC Synchronous Lines

To Assign an HDLC Server-to-Server Line

Prompts for Assigning the Line

Assigning FT1 Lines

To Assign an FT1 Line

Assigning Asynchronous Server-to-Server Lines

To Assign an Asynchronous Server-to-Server Line

Prompts for Assigning the Line

Assigning X.25 Server-to-Server Lines

Assigning 3270/SNA Lines

To Assign 3270/SNA Lines

Assigning Asynchronous Terminal Emulation Lines

To Assign Asynchronous Terminal Emulation Lines

Assigning UNIX/TTY Lines

To Assign UNIX/TTY Lines

Assigning VG-CIM Lines


Script File Problems

Troubleshooting Hunt Groups

Chapter 7 - Managing Serial Options and Communications


Shutting Down a Line

To Shut Down a Line

Problems Shutting Down Lines

Clearing X.25 Virtual Circuits

To Clear an X.25 Virtual Circuit

Other Tasks with the Manage Serial Lines Menu

Changing Configuration Information for a Line

Refreshing the Manage Serial Lines Menu

Getting Help for the Manage Serial Lines Menu

Leaving the Manage Serial Lines Menu

Displaying the Status of All Lines

To Show Status of All Lines

Managing Remote Site Connections

To Reach the Manage Remote Site Connections Menu

To Add a Remote Site Name for Synchronous and Asynchronous Connections

To Add a Remote Site for an X.25 Connection

Displaying Remote Site Information

Removing Remote Site Names

Connecting to Remote Sites

Disconnecting from Remote Sites

Reloading Serial Communications Cards

To Reload a Serial Communications Card

Chapter 8 - Managing VINES/IP


Using the VINES/IP Menu

To Reach the VINES/IP Menu

Managing VINES/IP

Managing the Network Interface

To Disable VINES IP Over an Interface

Changing the SPP/IPC Reliable MTU Size

To Modify the SPP/IPC Reliable MTU Size

Specifying the Encapsulation Type

To Specify the Type of Encapsulation Used by the Server

Enabling LAN IP

To Enable LAN IP

Changing the Routing Metric


To Specify a Routing Metric

Appendix A - Worksheets