2# IPX configuration
   4config 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.
  33config 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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