Selecting an interface

When establishing a host connection, you need to determine which interface to use. By matching your network topology with one of the examples below, you can start choosing the most appropriate interface.


LAN Direct is used when the LAN is directly connected to a host. Examples of this connection type are listed below:


Using a LAN gateway connection, the LAN is connected first to a gateway, usually for protocol conversion. IPX and NetBIOS are two examples of protocols that require gateways, because neither are native to normal host environments. An example of this connection type is Microsoft SNA Server.