Novell NetWare is one of the most popular network operating systems for PC LANs and provides file and print server facilities. Its default network protocol is normally SPX/IPX. This can also be used with Windows NT to communicate with other Windows NT nodes and with NetWare networks. The Internet Packet Exchange (IPX) protocol is a network layer protocol for transportation of data between computers on a NetWare network. IPX is very fast and has a small connectionless datagram protocol. The Sequenced Packet Interchange (SPX) provides a communications protocol which supervises the transmission of the packet and ensures its successful delivery.


Frame Type Network Interface Card Virtual Circuit Packet Format Interface Adapter 


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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bill Buchanan
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  1. 1.Napier UniversityScotland

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