12.0 Network Services

The term “network services” as used in this section, refers to the protocols that provide the following:

  • Data packet transport on the network.

  • Management of IP addresses and DNS names.

  • Time synchronization to make sure that all network devices and eDirectory replicas and partitions have the same time.

  • Discovery of network devices and services, such as eDirectory, printers, and so on as required by certain applications, clients, and other services.

This section discusses the following:

For links to more information and tasks, see the network protocols links in the OES 11 SP2 online documentation.