So, I've been going round on this for a little while and thought I'd run it
by folks here.
We have users with Ascend P75's w/ both win and Mac clients at their end -
they need simultaneous connectivity for both platforms. We are dialing into
a max 4000 - authenticating via RADIUS. All has been working well, but up
until now I've taken the easy way out and been doing bridging.
Now that AppleTalk routing has been out for a little while, and I now
understand what NAT is, I think that I want to try:
IP - solved with NAT - means that I only need to assign one address to the
client modem instead of bridging
AppleTalk - solved with AppleTalk routing.
Although I haven't experimented with this, I think that it would work. But
in some other reading that I've done, it appears that it may be more
advantageous to determine if it's possible to do AppleTalk encapsulation in
IP. Thus, either P75 or the Mac client would do the encapsulation. I have
a vague recollection that it's faster to do encapsulation (escapes the
chattiness?) than raw AppleTalk routing.
What device on the LAN side handles the decapuslation in this case? The max
Does anyone have an experiences with a situation like this --