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Date:      Fri, 12 Oct 2012 13:11:37 +0300
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To:        YC Wang <wangyc0307@gmail.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: How does freebsd supports ipx?
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2012/10/12 YC Wang <wangyc0307@gmail.com>:
> Hi,all:
>
>     I read from wikipedia that freebsd supports ipx. But when I tried
> to set ipx address on em0=EF=BC=8Cit showed the following message:
>
>     freebsd-yc# ifconfig em0 ipx (netnum.nodenum)
>     ifconfig: socket(family 23,SOCK_DGRAM: Protocol not supported
>
>     And as I furher trussed the ifconfig process, I found this was
> probably caused by the failure of the socket syscall:
>
>     freebsd-yc# truss ifconfig em0 ipx netnum.nodenum
>     ......
>     socket(PF_IPX,SOCK_DGRAM,0)                  ERR#43 'Protocol not sup=
ported'
>     ......
>
>
>     In contrast however, when calling "socket(PF_IPX,SOCK_DGRAM,0)" on
> Linux, it will automatically load the ipx kernel module and the socket
> syscall returns successfully. But I don't find any ipx module in
> /boot/kernel/ on freebsd.
>
>    So I wonder how does freebsd supports ipx? Is there any other work
> I should do for this purpose?
>
>    And if this isn't the most appropriate list for this question,
> please let me know.
>
>   Thanks
>   YC Wang
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I suppose you should add "options IPX" line to your kernel
configuration file and rebuild/reinstall the kernel.


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