Adaptive Server generally includes support for the network protocol(s) that are common to your hardware platform. If your network supports additional protocols, install the required protocol support.
As an alternative to the Sybase interfaces file, you can use a directory service to obtain a server’s address and other network information. Directory services are provided by platform or third-party vendors and must be purchased and installed separately from the installation of Adaptive Server. For more information on directory services currently supported by Adaptive Server, see the configuration documentation for your platform. See also “Directory services”.