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Old 01-10-2008, 11:59 PM   #1
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IPX with RHEL 3


SOLVED: CASE CLOSED
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Ok, another ipx thingy with RHEL 3.
I have checked out a few of the ipx help threads in this forum and tried it out myself.

What I did is,
install the ncpfs-2.2.4 and ipxutils-2-2.4-5.FC3

I did a
Code:
ipx_configure --auto_interface=on --auto_primary=on
and get a classic ipx_configure: socket: Adress family not supported by protocol

Then I tried to recomplile my kernel with the help of the sticky: Red Hat custom Kernel compilation mini-How-To for Red Hat 8-9.
During the <make menuconfig> stage, i saw <ipx> marked as M, as module, I put it as *, to include it. Saved and exit and follow the rest of the steps. Everything seems fine and rebooted.

Then I tried
Code:
ipx_configure --auto_interface=on --auto_primary=on
again but it didnt work.
I tried to conenct to my novell any way but it didnt work. Anyway, I have a RH7 and it is working well with novell.

Where did i go wrong ?
Or is there another way to get it to work ?

Last edited by khaos83; 01-16-2008 at 12:07 AM.
 
Old 01-11-2008, 12:22 AM   #2
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Aer you using a 2.6.x kernel? because if you are you need to patch ipxutils, the problem is that it's looking in the wrong spot for the ipx nodes, kernel 2.6.x has chnaged the layout of /proc somewhat, so you will need to either patch ipxutils yourself or find a patch for it.
 
Old 01-11-2008, 12:43 AM   #3
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Aer you using a 2.6.x kernel? because if you are you need to patch ipxutils, the problem is that it's looking in the wrong spot for the ipx nodes, kernel 2.6.x has chnaged the layout of /proc somewhat, so you will need to either patch ipxutils yourself or find a patch for it.
according to my
uname -r
it is 2.4.21

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Old 01-11-2008, 12:45 AM   #4
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anyway how do I patch it myself ?
I don't mind doing the dirty work myself to get it up and running
 
Old 01-11-2008, 01:18 AM   #5
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Ok ... tried looking around and saw this inside the kernel source.
linux-2.4.21 / net / ipx / Makefile

Code:
#
# Makefile for the Linux IPX layer.
#
# Note! Dependencies are done automagically by 'make dep', which also
# removes any old dependencies. DON'T put your own dependencies here
# unless it's something special (ie not a .c file).
#
# Note 2! The CFLAGS definition is now in the main makefile...

# We only get in/to here if CONFIG_IPX = 'y' or 'm'

O_TARGET := ipx.o

export-objs = af_ipx.o af_spx.o

obj-y	:= af_ipx.o

ifeq ($(CONFIG_IPX),m)
  obj-m += $(O_TARGET)
endif

obj-$(CONFIG_SYSCTL) += sysctl_net_ipx.o
obj-$(CONFIG_SPX) += af_spx.o

include $(TOPDIR)/Rules.make
I'm sure I fulfil the CONFIG_IPX = 'y' or 'm' when I * the ipx option during make menuconfig right ?
 
Old 01-11-2008, 01:44 AM   #6
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Sorry for spamming this thread.


Anyway...

It seems that I don't have the 802.2 802.2TR 802.3 SNAP or EtherII frame type.
How to I get them in?
Or did they come with IPX...
But I got ipx in ..... or the frame work come seperately....


I'm still looking into this ....
lol
 
Old 01-11-2008, 02:15 AM   #7
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Sorry for spamming this thread.


Anyway...

It seems that I don't have the 802.2 802.2TR 802.3 SNAP or EtherII frame type.
How to I get them in?
Or did they come with IPX...
But I got ipx in ..... or the frame work come seperately....


I'm still looking into this ....
lol

Frame type and such have to be supported by the kernel as well.
usually there near the ipx protocol in the kernel config. If you are running kernel 2.4.x you don't need to patch anything.

All i did, was add support for the IPX protocol in my kernel and compile the tools after patching them for 2.6.0 then wrote my own start up config and i was on my way.

try downloading the source of ipxutils and compiling them on your own (I do this with everything)
 
Old 01-11-2008, 02:52 AM   #8
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Frame type and such have to be supported by the kernel as well.
usually there near the ipx protocol in the kernel config. If you are running kernel 2.4.x you don't need to patch anything.

All i did, was add support for the IPX protocol in my kernel and compile the tools after patching them for 2.6.0 then wrote my own start up config and i was on my way.

try downloading the source of ipxutils and compiling them on your own (I do this with everything)
Ok ... i tried doing it.

I expanded, not sure if it is the word to use, the rpms. I get 2 folders, sbin and usr, inside more folders. There's the source files and the man files.

I need a .spec file to compile the rpms again right ? I don't have any makefile or configure also.

I'm lost here.
 
Old 01-12-2008, 01:25 AM   #9
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No download the source to these program, and don't use RPMs, just the source tarball, extract it and try to compile it, if it compile see if you can run it it you can everything is okay, if not then the kernel need some attention
 
Old 01-14-2008, 01:21 AM   #10
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I can't find any source ...
Do u know any ?
 
Old 01-16-2008, 12:06 AM   #11
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SOLVED: CASE CLOSED

During meunconfig or similar, choose ipx:
http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/7...nfigipxiu9.png
If you didn't see ipx in it, install ipx in and you should see it.
Then rebuild the kernel as normal.

But I am having some problem with my USB keyboard and mouse now. They were working fine until now. Help ?
--> http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...kernel-613649/

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