Cisco CloudCenter: Get the Hybrid IT Advantage

NetWare Link (NWLink)

Definition - What does NetWare Link (NWLink) mean?

NetWare Link (NWLink) is a Microsoft Windows implementation of Novell's NetWare Internetwork Packet Exchange/Sequenced Packet Exchange (IPX/SPX) protocol. NWLink serves as a transport protocol packet routing via internetworks. Independently, the NWLink protocol prevents users from accessing network data.Easy installation and configuration are key NWLink benefits.

NWLink, which complies with the Network Driver Interface Specification (NDIS), is used as required by IPX/SPX, such as for proxy or Structured Query Language (SQL) or Exchange servers.

Techopedia explains NetWare Link (NWLink)

NWLink connects NetWare servers through the Gateway Service for NetWare or Client Service for NetWare and provides the transport protocol that connects Windows operating systems to IPX/SPX NetWare networks and compatible operating systems. NWLink supports NetBIOS and Windows Sockets application programming interfaces (API).

NWLink protocols are as follows:

  • IPX
  • Service Advertising Protocol (SAP)
  • Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
  • NetBIOS
  • Forwarder

NWLink also provides the following functionalities:

  • Runs other communication protocol stacks, such as Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
  • Uses multiple frame types for network adapter binding

Share this:

Connect with us

Email Newsletter

Join thousands of others with our weekly newsletter

The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems
The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems:
Learn the benefits and limitations of the 3 generations of IT infrastructure – siloed, converged and hyperconverged – and discover how the 4th...
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization:
Businesses today aspire to achieve a software-defined datacenter (SDDC) to enhance business agility and reduce operational complexity. However, the...
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide:
This white paper is for leaders of Operations, Engineering, or Infrastructure teams who are creating or executing an IT roadmap.
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor:
Virtual Health Monitor is a free virtualization monitoring and reporting tool for VMware, Hyper-V, RHEV, and XenServer environments.
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic:
Turbonomic delivers an autonomic platform where virtual and cloud environments self-manage in real-time to assure application performance.