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  1 #
  2 # IPX configuration
  3 #
  4 config IPX
  5         tristate "The IPX protocol"
  6         select LLC
  7         ---help---
  8           This is support for the Novell networking protocol, IPX, commonly
  9           used for local networks of Windows machines.  You need it if you
 10           want to access Novell NetWare file or print servers using the Linux
 11           Novell client ncpfs (available from
 12           <>) or from
 13           within the Linux DOS emulator DOSEMU (read the DOSEMU-HOWTO,
 14           available from <>).  In order
 15           to do the former, you'll also have to say Y to "NCP file system
 16           support", below.
 18           IPX is similar in scope to IP, while SPX, which runs on top of IPX,
 19           is similar to TCP.
 21           To turn your Linux box into a fully featured NetWare file server and
 22           IPX router, say Y here and fetch either lwared from
 23           <> or
 24           mars_nwe from <>. For more
 25           information, read the IPX-HOWTO available from
 26           <>.
 28           The IPX driver would enlarge your kernel by about 16 KB. To compile
 29           this driver as a module, choose M here: the module will be called ipx.
 30           Unless you want to integrate your Linux box with a local Novell
 31           network, say N.
 33 config IPX_INTERN
 34         bool "IPX: Full internal IPX network"
 35         depends on IPX
 36         ---help---
 37           Every IPX network has an address that identifies it. Sometimes it is
 38           useful to give an IPX "network" address to your Linux box as well
 39           (for example if your box is acting as a file server for different
 40           IPX networks: it will then be accessible from everywhere using the
 41           same address). The way this is done is to create a virtual internal
 42           "network" inside your box and to assign an IPX address to this
 43           network. Say Y here if you want to do this; read the IPX-HOWTO at
 44           <> for details.
 46           The full internal IPX network enables you to allocate sockets on
 47           different virtual nodes of the internal network. This is done by
 48           evaluating the field sipx_node of the socket address given to the
 49           bind call. So applications should always initialize the node field
 50           to 0 when binding a socket on the primary network. In this case the
 51           socket is assigned the default node that has been given to the
 52           kernel when the internal network was created. By enabling the full
 53           internal IPX network the cross-forwarding of packets targeted at
 54           'special' sockets to sockets listening on the primary network is
 55           disabled. This might break existing applications, especially RIP/SAP
 56           daemons. A RIP/SAP daemon that works well with the full internal net
 57           can be found on <>.
 59           If you don't know what you are doing, say N.

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