Configuring Protocols

The Novell® TCP/IP software provides a set of configurable parameters with which you can modify operational characteristics of the Internet Protocol (IP). You can select its routing protocol and configure it to run over a LAN. In NetWare® 6.5, configuration over WAN connections is not supported.

To configure IP, you enable the protocol, set its parameters, and bind it to a network interface. You can configure all IP parameters from the Novell Remote Manager utility (NRM).

To understand what decisions must be taken before you configure TCP/IP beyond its most basic configuration, refer to Planning.

NOTE:  The configuration you specify with NRM does not take effect automatically. To activate the configuration, save your changes and click Reinitialize Options in the TCP/IP Configuration Menu window.

The following protocol configurations are discussed in this chapter: