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1. Introduction.

This is the Linux IPX-HOWTO. You should read the Linux NET-3-HOWTO in conjunction with this document.

1.1 Changes from the previous release.

        Added some Frame Type information

        0x is required for IPX network address in /etc/ppp/options
        Versions and locations up to date.
        Some shuffling around, abstracted Printing and admin tools.

1.2 Introduction.

The Linux Kernel has a completely new network implementation as compared to other Unix like operating systems. The ability to take a fresh approach to developing the kernel networking software has led to the Linux kernel having support for a range of non tcp/ip protocols being built. The IPX protocol is one of those that have been included.

The Linux kernel supports the IPX protocol only. It does not yet support protocols such as IPX/RIP, SAP or NCP, these are supported by other software such as that documented elsewhere in this document.

The IPX support was originally developed by Alan Cox <> and has been significantly enhanced by Greg Page <>.

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