How do I connect an OS/2 Warp machine into a peer-to-peer network?
There are three preferred packages for connecting your OS/2 Warp PC into a peer-to-peer network:
Simplest, easiest, and least expensive. Rated 4.5 (out of a possible 5 points) by LAN Times. Connects with other LANtastic PCs (DOS, Windows, and OS/2), IBM LAN Server, Microsoft LAN Manager, Windows for Workgroups, and Windows NT.
NFS (Network File System) is the standard way to share disks with other systems across a TCP/IP network (including the Internet). The IBM NFS Kit turns any OS/2 Warp PC into an NFS client and server. If you want to participate in a peer-to-peer network with many Unix-based workstations (including IBM's RS/6000s), this choice is best. If you have TCP/IP protocol support from some other networking product (such as one which includes MPTS), the IBM TCP/IP Version 2 for OS/2 Base Services Kit is not absolutely required.
APPN/APPC protocols for peer-to-peer networking are provided in this comprehensive package for IBM enterprise networking with SNA. Your OS/2 Warp PC is a full peer with midrange systems (such as the IBM AS/400) and mainframes (such as the IBM ES/9000). If these acronyms are foreign to you, try LANtastic for OS/2.
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