NWLink is an implementation of the IPX/SPX protocols popular inNetWare networks. In addition, the module NWNBLink provides supportfor the Novell implementation of the NetBIOS protocol. With theRegistry Editor, you can modify the following: - The NetBIOS component of NWNBLink, including modification of parameters supporting the Microsoft extensions to Novell NetBIOS - The IPX/SPX component of NWLink - Parameters that affect the use of NWLink in a Token Ring networkCAUTION: All entries have reasonable defaults that usually should notneed to be modified. Be careful when modifying an entry, because anychange can easily affect the performance of a conversation between thesender and receiver.The NWLink keys do not appear in the Registry unless this service isinstalled using the Network icon in Control Panel. After the serviceis installed, not all entries appear by default in the Registry. Ifthe entry is not there, the default value for that entry is used.
The Microsoft Extensions to Novell NetBIOS are included to enhance theperformance of the traditional Novell NetBIOS protocol. NWNBLink candetect automatically whether it is talking to a Novell NetBIOSimplementation that does not understand these extensions; in such acase, NWNBLink will fall back to the standard Novell NetBIOS protocolcurrently used in NetWare networks. However, significant performancegains can be realized if the extensions are used (for example, if theNetBIOS conversation occurs between two Windows NT computers).The Registry path for these value entries is the following: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet \Services\NWNBLink\ParametersAckDelayTime REG_DWORD 50 to 65535 milliseconds Determines the value of the delayed acknowledgment timer. Default: 250 (no entry = default)AckWindow REG_DWORD 0 to 65535 frames Specifies the number of frames to receive before sending an acknowledgment. The AckWindow entry is used as a clocking mechanism on networks in which the sender is networked on a fast LAN, but the receiver is networked on the other side utilizing a slower link. By automatically forcing acknowledgments, the sender can keep sending frames continually. If both the sender and receiver are located on a fast link, you can set AckWindow to 0 to turn off sending an acknowledgment to the sender. Alternatively, NWNBLink can be set to dynamically determine whether to use the AckWindow parameter based on the setting of AckWindowThreshold. Related parameter: AckWindowThreshold. Default: 2 (no entry = default)AckWindowThreshold REG_DWORD 0 to 65535 milliseconds Specifies the threshold value for the round-trip time that defines when AckWindow will be ignored. The round trip time is an estimate of how long it takes for a frame to be sent and received from a workstation. NWNBLink determines this estimate and uses it as a basis for determining whether it is necessary to send automatic acknowledgments. If AckWindowThreshold is set to 0, NWNBLink relies on the AckWindow entry. Related parameters: AckWindow. Default: 500 (no entry = default)EnablePiggyBackAck REG_DWORD 0 or 1 Allows the receiver to piggyback acknowledgments. Piggybacking acknowledgments can occur when the receiver has detected the end of a NetBIOS message. When the sender and receiver are not participating in two-way NetBIOS traffic, you should set EnablePiggyBackAck to 0. An example of one-way traffic is a stock update application, where a server constantly sends NetBIOS messages to clients but the client does not need to respond. If EnablePiggyBackAck is set to 1 but there is no back traffic, NWNBLink waits the number of milliseconds determined by AckDelayTime before sending the acknowledgment, and then it turns off support for piggybacking acknowledgments. If the workstation at some point starts sending as well as receiving data, NWNBLink turns support back on for piggybacking acknowledgments. Related parameter: AckDelayTime. Default: 1 (true-enable piggybacking acknowledgments; no entry = default)Extensions REG_DWORD 0 or 1 Specifies whether to use NWNBLink extensions discussed in this section. Default: 1 (true; no entry = default)RcvWindowMax REG_DWORD 1 to 49152 frames Specifies the maximum number of frames the receiver can receive at one time. The value specified by RcvWindowMax is sent to the sender during session initialization to give the sender an upper bound on the number of frames that can be sent at one time. Related parameters: AckDelayTime, AckWindow, AckWindowThreshold, EnablePiggyBackAck, and RcvWindowMax. Default: 4 (no entry = default)
The Registry path for these value entries is the following: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet \Services\NWNBLink\ParametersBroadcastCount REG_DWORD 1 to 65535 Specifies the number of times to send a broadcast. If Internet is set to 1, the BroadcastCount is doubled. Related parameter: BroadcastTimeout. Default: 3 (no entry = default)BroadcastTimeout REG_DWORD 1 to 65535 half-seconds Specifies the time between sending find-name requests. This value is not affected if Internet is set to 1. Related parameter: BroadcastCount. Default: 1 (no entry = default)ConnectionCount REG_DWORD 1 to 65535 Specifies the number of times to send a connection probe. A connection probe is sent by the initiator of a session if a connection could not be made to the remote computer. If Internet is set to 1, the ConnectionCount is doubled. Related parameter: ConnectionTimeout. Default: 5 (no entry = default)ConnectionTimeout REG_DWORD 1 to 65535 half-seconds Specifies the time between sending connection probes when initiating a session. Default: 2 (no entry = default)InitialRetransmissionTime REG_DWORD 1 to 65535 milliseconds Specifies the initial value for the retransmission time. Related parameter: RetransmitMax. Default: 500 (no entry = default)Internet REG_DWORD 0 or 1 Specifies whether to change the packet type from 0x04 to 0x14 (Novell WAN broadcast). Default: 1 (true; no entry = default)KeepAliveCount REG_DWORD 1 to 65535 Specifies the number of times to send a session-alive frame before timing out if there is no response. Related parameter: KeepAliveTimeout. Default: 8 (no entry = default)KeepAliveTimeout REG_DWORD 1 to 65535 half-seconds Specifies the time between sending session-alive frames. Related parameter: KeepAliveCount. Default: 60 (no entry = default)RetransmitMax REG_DWORD 1 to 65535 Specifies the maximum number of times the sender should retransmit before assuming that something is wrong with the link. Related parameter: InitialRetransmissionTime. Default: 8 (no entry = default)
These parameters are specific for each binding of NWLink to a networkadapter card. The Registry path for these value entries is thefollowing: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services \NWLinkIPX\NetConfig\Driver01AdapterName REG_DWORD Name Specifies the name of the adapter that NWLink will use. This parameter is set when you choose a network adapter card to bind NWLink using the Network icon in Control Panel. In this release, only one card is supported.BindSap REG_DWORD Type field Specifies the Ethertype if the frame format is Ethernet II. The Ethertype field is only relevant if Ethernet II frames are to be sent or received. You can choose the frame type using the Network icon in Control Panel. For more information, see the explanation for the PktType entry. Related parameter: PktType. Default: 8137 (in hex)EnableFuncaddr REG_DWORD Boolean When set to 1, this parameter specifies that the IPX functional address will be enabled if this card is a Token Ring card. If this value is 0, the IPX functional address will not be added. The IPX functional address is C00000800000 (hex). Novell has been phasing out use of this, but it is still in use in some places. It is up to the application to take advantage of the IPX functional address. In most instances, the broadcast address (FFFFFFFFFFFF hex) is used instead. Default: 1 (true)MaxPktSize REG_DWORD 0 to 65535 Specifies the maximum frame size the network adapter card should be allowed to transmit. If this number is 0, NWLink will get this information from the card driver. This parameter allows the administrator to make the maximum transmit size for a card smaller than the card driver allows. A scenario in which you might want to change this entry is in an environment in which the network adapter card on one side of a conversation is on a link that has a larger frame size than the link on the other side of a conversation-for example, if the sending station is linked to a 16 Mbps Token Ring and the receiving station is linked to an Ethernet network. Default: 0NetworkNumber REG_DWORD Number Specifies the network number (in hex) to be used for this adapter. If this number is 0, the NWLink will get the network number from the network as it is running. This parameter is set using the Network icon in Control Panel. IPX network numbers are 4 bytes (8 hex characters) long. An example of an IPX network number is AABBDDFF. You should not have to enter a specific value because NWLink will determine it for you. Make sure to get the network number for your IPX subnet from the network administrator if you want to enter a specific number. Default: 0PktType REG_DWORD 0, 1, 2, 3,or 4 NWLink supports Ethernet, Token Ring, FDDI, and Arcnet topologies. The PktType parameter specifies the packet form to use. The valid values are the following: Value Packet Form -------------------------- 0 Ethernet_II 1 Ethernet_802.3 2 802.3 3 SNAP 4 Arcnet If the adapter is an Ethernet adapter, choose between values 0 through 3. If the adapter is either a Token Ring or FDDI adapter, choose between values 2 and 3. If you are using an Arcnet adapter, choose value 4. If the adapter is a Token Ring or FDDI adapter, values 0 and 1 will work the same as value 2. Related parameter: BindSap. Default: 1 (802.3)SourceRouteBcast REG_DWORD 0 or 1 Specifies the source route to be used when transmitting a packet to the broadcast MAC (Media Access Control) address (FFFFFFFFFFF hex). If this value is 0, the packet will be transmitted to the single-route broadcast (0xC2, 0x70). If the value is 1, the packet will be transmitted to the all-routes broadcast (0x82, 0x70). Related parameters: SourceRouteDef, SourceRouting, and SourceRouteMCast. Default: 0SourceRouteDef REG_DWORD 0 or 1 Specifies the source route to be used when transmitting a package to a unique MAC address that is not in the source routing table. If the MAC address is in the source routing table, the route in the table will be used. If this value is 0, the packet will be transmitted to the single-route broadcast (0xC2, 0x70). If the value is not 0, the packet will be transmitted to the all-routes broadcast (0x82, 0x70). Related parameters: SourceRouteBcast, SourceRouting, and SourceRouteMCast. Default: 0SourceRouteMcast REG_DWORD Boolean Specifies the source route to be used when transmitting a packet to a multicast MAC address (C000xxxxxxxx). If this value is 0, the packet will be transmitted to the single-route broadcast (0xC2, 0x70). If the value is not 0, the packet will be transmitted to the all-routes broadcast (0x82, 0x70). Related parameters: SourceRouteBcast, SourceRouteDef, and SourceRouting. Default: 0SourceRouting REG_DWORD Boolean Specifies whether to use source routing. This parameter is only used if the adapter is a Token Ring adapter. If there are no source routing bridges on the Token Ring, disable this entry to disable all of the source routing logic. Related parameters: SourceRouteBcast, SourceRouteDef, and SourceRouteMCast. Default: 0 (false-do not use source routing)
The following parameters are global for the entire transport. TheRegistry path for these value entries is: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet \Services\NWLinkIPX\ParametersConnectionCount REG_DWORD 1 to 65535 Specifies the number of times the probe will be sent when SPX is trying to connect to a remote node. If no response is received after the probes are sent, an error will occur. Related parameter: ConnectionTimeout. Default: 10ConnectionTimeout REG_DWORD 1 to 65535 half-seconds Specifies the time between connection probes when SPX is trying to connect to a remote node. Related parameter: ConnectionCount. Default: 2 (1 second)KeepAliveCount REG_DWORD 1 to 65535 Specifies how many times to send a keep-alive probe before timing out if there is no response. Related parameter: KeepAliveTimeout. Default: 8KeepAliveTimeout REG_DWORD 1 to 65535 half-seconds Specifies the time that the local side should wait before sending a probe to the remote to verify that the SPX connection is still alive. Related parameter: KeepAliveCount. Default: 12 (6 seconds)RipAgeTime REG_DWORD 1 to 65535 minutes IPX maintains an RIP cache in order to locate computers on a remote network. The RipAgeTime entry informs IPX how long to wait before requesting an RIP update for an entry. This timer is reset when an RIP announcement is received for an entry in the RIP cache. Default: 5 minutesRipCount REG_DWORD 1 to 65535 When the RIP protocol layer is trying to find a route on the network, this parameter specifies how many times to send a request before giving up. Related parameter: RipTimeout Default: 5RipTimeout REG_DWORD 1 to 65535 half-seconds Specifies the timeout between RIP request packets being sent out when the RIP protocol layer is trying to find a route on the network. Related parameter: RipCount. Default: 1 (1 half-second)RipUsageTime REG_DWORD 1 to 65535 minutes IPX maintains a RIP cache in order to locate computers on a remote network. The RipUsageTime entry informs IPX how many minutes to wait before an entry in the RIP cache will be deleted from the cache. This timer is reset when a packet is sent to the remote computer. Default: 15 minutesSourceRouteUsageTime REG_DWORD 1 to 65535 minutes Range: Specifies the number of minutes an unused entry can remain in the Token Ring source routing cache before it is flushed. Default: 10WindowSize REG_DWORD 1 to 10 SPX packets Specifies the window to use in the SPX packets. SPX uses the Allocation field of the SPX packet to tell the remote how many receives are available for receiving data. The WindowSize entry specifies what value to put in the SPX Allocation field. Default: 4
Id. de artículo: 103002 - Última revisión: 02/04/2014 01:32:46 - Revisión: 2.1