This category covers the many networking facilities provided
by SCO OpenServer.
For an introduction to networking concepts and
basic networking commands, see
For help configuring your network hardware, see
Configuring network connections.
Networking protocols discussed here include:
TCP/IP and Internet services, including:
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) servers,
for providing configuration parameters to network clients.
File Transfer Protocol (FTP) servers on which
network clients can upload and download files.
Domain Name System (DNS) servers, which network
clients can use to resolve domain names to IP addresses.
IP Filtering, providing firewall capabilities,
including support for Network Address Translation (NAT)
and port translation.
Secure IP (IPsec), which provides the ability
to encrypt and authenticate IP packets transmitted
between cooperating hosts or subnets. One of the uses
of IPsec is to implement a Virtual Private Network (VPN).
Network File System (NFS), which allows computers
on a network to mount and access remote filesystems as
though they were local.
Network Information Service (NIS), which
centralizes and simplifies the management of files
that are in common use by several systems.
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP),
which allows remote monitoring and control of