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- Join Date
- Aug 2008
Anyone using IPX ?
Is anyone in the world (besides me) using IPX with Linux?
If so, do you have RIP/SAP working?
I have it working fine on old Debian 3.1 machine with 2.4 Kernels. I cannot get RIP/SAP to work on my newer kernel version 2.6 machines.
Any comments would be appreciated,
- Join Date
- Nov 2007
General Linux IPX/RIP/SAP Config
Kernel 2.6.15 Config Option
Old daemons to support RIP/SAP
Linux IPX How To
Configuring your Linux machine to act as a router is very
straightforward. The steps you must take are:
1. Build your kernel with IPX, Ethernet and /proc support.
2. Obtain, compile and install the ipxd daemon program.
3. Boot the new kernel and ensure that each of the Ethernet cards has
been properly detected and there are no hardware conflicts.
4. Enable the IPX protocol on each of the interfaces using the
ipx_interface command described above.
5. Start the ipxd daemon program.Start the routing daemons
The kernel software itself actually does the IPX packet
forwarding as it does for IP, but the kernel requires additional
programs to manage the routing table updates. In the case of IPX
two daemons are needed and both are supplied with lwared:
ipxripd manages the IPX routing information and ipxsapd manages
the SAP information. To start the daemons you need only specify
the location of where they should write their log messages:
# ipxripd /var/adm/ipxrip
# ipxsapd /var/adm/ipxsap