Remote Node Definitions

The Network Map, or netmap, is created during the IBM® Connect:Direct® installation that identifies the remote nodes that each local node can communicate with and the communication information needed to establish a connection. You create a remote node entry in the network map for each remote node that the local node communicates with. Each network map entry contains information about the remote node, such as the remote node name, operating system, session characteristics for a protocol, and transfer and protocol information about the available communications paths and their attributes.

Netmap Checking

In addition to defining the remote nodes that communicate with the IBM Connect:Direct node, the network map can be used to perform a security function. Netmap checking verifies that inbound sessions are from a node defined in the network map; if the node is not in the network map, the connection fails.