Solaris 2.5.1 (Browsing & Email) over WAN
Posted on 1998-09-02
We are a financial institution based in Belize,
(Central America). We have 8 branches located in different
geographical locations accross the country. We will centralize administration of
computing services at the main
branch or HQ.
We are currently running Netware 3.12 / Windows NT 4.0 /
Solaris 2.5.1 over an ethernet LAN at our main branch.
LANs are currently being installed at our remote branches.
Our telephone and internet provider will supply our enterprise with a dedicated
WAN link using Bay Networks ARN
routers and frame relay.
Enterprise WANs are relatively new in Belize. I spoke with one company that
has implemented the same same WAN link and
they can't send email over the WAN.
I hope to clarify some issues and get some feedback from
network administrators who have implemented or are managing
Specifically I would like feedback on the following issues:
1.] If each branch LAN has a class C (192.25.200.? ...
192.25.201.? etc.) address, and the WAN link (which is supposed to be
transparent) connects all LANs via the routers and frame relay; I am
supposed to be able to browse NetNeighborhood from my Win95 client at
branch and see the servers located at the main branch
2.] I should be able to send email using Solaris mail or Microsoft exchange to
any user in the enterprise.
3.] How do I find out what ethernet frame types are being generated by Solaris on our LAN? What frame types are
supported? What is the default frame type?
What are the considerations for setting up those functions
successfully over a WAN using frame relay?