Packet transportation methods and configuration

The method you choose for transporting packets between replicas depends on connectivity. If your replicas do not have IP connectivity, you must use a file-based transport method. If your replicas have connectivity, you can use the store-and-forward facility.

The following table lists the recommended methods for various situations.

Table 1. Choosing a packet transport method
Your situation Recommended methods
Sites are connected with high-speed lines Store-and-forward
One or more sites have firewalls File-based methods (electronic mail, ftp, physical media), store-and-forward
Must transfer packets quickly File-based methods (electronic mail, ftp), store-and-forward
No electronic connection between sites File-based methods (physical media)