Can a NetWare server on a supernetted (CIDR) network act as a router?

  • 10069353
  • NOVL74838
  • 20-Mar-2002
  • 10-Oct-2002

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Goal

Can a NetWare server on a supernetted (CIDR) network act as a router?

Does the "IP Packet Forwarding" option work for a supernetted Novell server?

Fact

NetWare 5.0

NetWare 5.1

NetWare 6.0

Symptom

Server cannot ping some or all of the other devices on the same IP segment

Fix

In a Supernetted network a Novell Server can only act as an "End Node", not as a "Router"

"IP Packet Forwarding" option is not supported for a Novell server on a supernetted network