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Old 04-25-2006, 08:22 AM   #1
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IPX routing

Hi all,

I have two network segments. On one segment i have a Novell netware 4.11 Server. I would like to forward ipx/spx packets to the other so that the both have access to the Novel server.

I already have have Fedora Core 5 routing tcp/ip packets but unable to get the Novell side running.

Any help on how to go about this would be greatly appreciated.


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Old 04-26-2006, 09:47 PM   #2
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The IPX protocol (IPX)

This is support for the Novell networking protocol, IPX, commonly
used for local networks of Windows machines. You need it if you
want to access Novell NetWare file or print servers using the Linux
Novell client ncpfs (available from or from
within the Linux DOS emulator DOSEMU (read the DOSEMU-HOWTO,
available from In order
to do the former, you'll also have to say Y to "NCP file system
support", below.

IPX is similar in scope to IP, while SPX, which runs on top of IPX,
is similar to TCP. There is also experimental support for SPX in
Linux (see "SPX networking", below).

To turn your Linux box into a fully featured NetWare file server and
IPX router, say Y here and fetch either lwared from or
mars_nwe from For more
information, read the IPX-HOWTO available from

General information about how to connect Linux, Windows machines and
Macs is on the WWW at

The IPX driver would enlarge your kernel by about 16 KB. To compile
this driver as a module, choose M here: the module will be called ipx.
Unless you want to integrate your Linux box with a local Novell
network, say N.


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