internetworking

The interconnection of two or more networks, usually local area networks so that data can pass between hosts on the different networks as though they were one network. This requires some kind of router or gateway.

Last updated: 1994-11-30

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Internetwork Packet eXchange

<networking>

(IPX) A network layer protocol initially developed at XEROX Corporation and made popular by Novell, Inc. as the basic protocol in its Novell NetWare file server operating system.

A router with IPX routing can interconnect Local Area Networks so that Netware clients and servers can communicate.

The SPX transport layer protocol runs on top of IPX.

Last updated: 1997-03-04

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