Using Packet Burst

The Packet BurstTM protocol speeds the transfer of NCPTM data between a workstation and a NetWare server by eliminating the need to sequence and acknowledge each packet. With Packet Burst protocol, the server or workstation can send a whole set (burst) of packets before it requires an acknowledgment.

Figure 17
Packet Burst Protocol

By allowing multiple packets to be acknowledged, Packet Burst protocol reduces network traffic.

Packet Burst protocol also monitors dropped packets and retransmits only the missing packets.

NOTE:  NetWare doesn't require an NLMTM to enable Packet Burst at the server.

For workstations to send and receive Packet Burst data, you must enable Packet Burst under the NetWare DOS Requester (for DOS or Windows 3.x) or under the Novell Client Properties, Advanced Settings (for Windows 95 or Windows NT).

For the procedures, see the help files associated with your client software.

When Packet Burst-enabled servers or workstations transfer data to servers or workstations that don't have Packet Burst enabled, the data defaults to normal NCP mode (one-request/one-response).