At this moment FreeBSD includes support for IPX/SPX protocol and
SAP/RIP daemon. All major changes merged to -stable and -current branches.
Patched versions of IPX stack and IPXrouted daemon provided here.
ipx*.tgz contains source code of IPX-stack and they are
replacement for contens of
IPXrouted daemon have a single version for all FreeBSD branches and placed in
I assume that you know what to do with files in
directory, if not, please take a look at handbook.
Rebuild kernel if it's not done yet with the following:
Just unpack contens of
ipxrt.tgz and type 'make'.
Old IPXrouted can be replaced with a new one in the
ifconfig command can be specified via
ifconfig_ed0_ipx="ipx 0x102"or entered by hands. In any case syntax for ifconfig as following:
ifconfig ifname ipx netnum[.nodenum]where netnum is network number for IPX network.
IPX protocol can be configured on any ethernet interface, or on loopback (lo0) interface. In last case you configure internal net. There two cases for select IPX network number. First - when there is no NetWare-like servers on the network, so you can select any number (except for the number 0x1). Second - when you already have Novell's server on same ethernet, in this case select network number exactly the same as on NetWare server for Ethernet_II frame.
There is no need to setup internal network for non server configurations. Example for hexadecimal network number 101 on ed2 interface, and internal network with number 0xBEBE:
ifconfig ed2 ipx 0x101 ifconfig lo0 ipx 0xbebe.1Number '1' on second line is mandatory and shouldn't be changed. If the interfaces configured properly,
netstat -fipx -rshows following:
IPX: Destination Gateway Flags Refs Use Netif bebe.* bebe.1 U 2 10 lo0 101.* 101.4095002233 U 9 28059 ed2If you've got 101.* instead of 101.4095002233 in the Gateway column, this means that interface isn't configured right way. In this case set parameter
nodenumto MAC-address of ethernet-card.
IPXrouted daemon handles SAP/RIP requests and responses. It should be runned after interface configuration and before any IPX-application. On client only mashine, I recomend to run it with -q switch to get rid of RIP-packets.
If your network contains another NetWare servers and they have configured Ethernet_II frame for IPX network you'll get new routes to them:
IPX: Destination Gateway Flags Refs Use Netif bebe.* bebe.1 U 2 10 lo0 101.* 101.4095002233 U 9 28118 ed2 501a5db7.* 101.8c7249d1a UG 0 0 ed2 9da8aa54.* 101.8c7249d1a UG 0 2521 ed2