Step 8: Configuring the 802.2/NCIA Template (Link Definition)

Select the 802.2/NCIA template by clicking on the tab labeled 802.2/NCIA.

  1. Enter the Remote Network Address, the 12 digit hexadecimal adapter address of the network controller attached to the remote host system. This should be obtained from the network administrator of the host system.
  2. Select the Remote SAP, allow this field to default to 4.
  3. Select the Address format, select the format which corresponds to type of adapter installed in the network controller attached to the remote host system. This is likely to be Tokenring but could be Ethernet.
  4. Enter the Test Timeout and Retry, these values determine the time waited (in milliseconds) for the remote node to respond to a test frame and the number of times a test frame is transmitted if no response is received. A test frame is sent when you attempt to establish the SNA connection with the host. If you find that the connection fails to activate or fails to activate on an intermittent basis increase these values (defaults are 1000 and 1).
  5. Enter the XID Timeout and Retry, these values determine the time waited (in milliseconds) for the remote node to respond to an XID frame and the number of times an XID frame is transmitted if no response is received. A NULL XID frame is sent following the response to a test frame when you attempt to establish the SNA connection with the host. If you find that the connection fails to activate or fails to activate on an intermittent basis increase these values (defaults are 1000 and 1).
  6. Router's TCP/IP Address, leave blank.
  7. Virtual Ring, leave blank.
  8. Local Ack leave unselected.
  9. It is not necessary to enter any information under SDLC for this configuration.
  10. The configuration of the SNA LAN connection to the remote host is now complete. In the File menu select Save As and specify the name DEFAULT as the configuration file name.


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