Link types

The table below describes types of link that the Rumba Router supports.

Link Type Function
APPN Connects to an AS/400 host by using an existing network connection as a node. For example, an APPN connection between your PC and an AS/400 host can be used to access another AS/400 host that does not have a direct physical connection to your PC.
MPTN (SNA over TCP/IP) Connects to an AS/400 host using SNA or APPC to communicate over TCP/IP networks. The full capability of the Rumba APPC engine is used over an existing TCP/IP backbone, linking client workstations to the host and providing transparent access to functions such as AS/400 printing and file transfer.