Quote:>> Subject: Which MsWindows TCP/IP is better for Oracle SQL*NET for
>> Date: Thu, 16 Nov 1995 13:13:27 -0600
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>> I wonder if anybody has experience with or already done
>> MsWindows TCP/IP stacks (e.g. Trumpet, Metmanage, ... .. products)
>> Oracle SQL*NET for TCP/IP. Which one do you think is better and
>> smoothly or at least you are satisfied with?
>> Any comments, hints, feedbacks will be appreciated.
>> Thanks in advance,
>I bought the NetManage package. The full package had lots of tools
>was cost prohibitive for the bulk of the users. I was able to cut a
>deal just for the Winsock layer since the bulk of the users only
>the connection and not the tools.
>Novell Windows Workgroup may be the cheapest
>route to go.
If you have a Microsoft LAN Manager LAN, you may get by with
Microsoft's TCP/IP stack for workgroups. It's DOS based and eats
conventional memory, but is free and works decent. I currently run NT
with it's TCP stack and find it ok, but a good 3rd party TCP vendor
will deliver a better stack.
I had trouble with NetManage package, but that was with the X Windows
portion although I blew the TCP stack out of the water and was forced
to reboot. Especially when I would switch to Kea! for simple Telenet
connections. You may look into Reflections, they have a decent
package. Be leary of Distinct TCP, I've called Oracle's support line
and found they only support version 3.1 and I've heard they are
shipping 3.4 already.