Netware Core Protocol

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What Does Netware Core Protocol Mean?

NetWare Core Protocol (NCP) is a Novell client-server protocol for local area networks (LAN). It is usually connected to NetWare operating systems (OS) but also works with alternate operating systems, including UNIX, Linux and Windows NT.

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Techopedia Explains Netware Core Protocol

NCP uses Internet Protocol (IP) or Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX) and manages multiple network functions, such as file/print-sharing, clock synchronization, remote processing and messaging.

The following are server-side NCP formats:

  • Novell: Open Enterprise Server
  • Novell: NetWare
  • Mars_nwe: Open-source NetWare 3.x emulator for Linux
  • Microsoft: File and Print Services for NetWare
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