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Date:      Fri, 12 Oct 2012 12:49:52 -0400
From:      "illoai@gmail.com" <illoai@gmail.com>
To:        nightrecon@hotmail.com
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: How does freebsd supports ipx?
Message-ID:  <CAHHBGkrfA-0vHTMj4E+B8PGL_idERdkpeN+9mmGN1o=g+knM=A@mail.gmail.com>
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On 12 October 2012 09:44, Michael Powell <nightrecon@hotmail.com> wrote:
> YC Wang wrote:
>
> [snip]
>> 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?
>
> I believe what you read in Wikipedia may be out of date. Someone correct me
> if I'm wrong, but I seem to recall that IPX was dropped from FreeBSD and is
> no longer supported. The code went unmaintained for too long and succumbed
> to bit rot, so eventually it was pulled.
>
> What I am unclear about is exactly when this happened. It wasn't all that
> long ago.
>

"options IPX" is still valid in 9.1-RC2.

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