Re: What is the standard ethernet frame type?
Chris Brown wrote:
> I will be connecting several different types of systems to an
> ethernet network that is currently running only Netware on ipx. On
> the Netware server and workstations it is necessary to specify the
> Ethernet frame type. IPX is running either Ethernet_802.2 or
> Ethernet_803.2. The Novel books say that the TCP/IP has to run on
> Ethernet_II or Ethernet_SNAP. In reading the FAQs, HOWTOs and the
> Linux Network Administrator's book I don't recall any mention of
> specifying the frame type.
> What is the standard type used? Is there really a question in
> the UN*X world as to which standard to use? It will also be
> necessary to setup and run a BSD box so that question will also have
> to be addressed but I figure that most of the world must be running
> on one of the particular standards. Like they say the wonderful
> thing about standards is that there are so many to chose from.
The right frame type is what Novell calls Ethernet_II. Ethernet_SNAP
is for Apple compatibility. IPX has no problem running on Ethernet_II.
As long as all the servers and workstations are configured to use it,
there is no reason to run other frame types.