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Native Client Interface Architecture (NCIA)

Introduction

Native client interface architecture (NCIA) encapsulates SNA traffic on a client PC or workstation, thereby providing direct TCP/IP access while preserving the native SNA interface at the end-user level. In many networks, this capability obviates the need for a standalone gateway and can provide flexible TCP/IP access while preserving the native SNA interface to the host. NCIA combines the full functionality of native SNA interfaces at both the host and client with the flexibility of leveraging TCP/IP backbones.