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Craig Bridge Craig.Bridge at
Fri Nov 13 02:33:05 GMT 1998

> > There is an alternative for those that HAVE to run multiple protocols on
> > when the domain master browser does not.  Try changing registry:
> > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Browser\Parameters
> >   IsDomainMaster: FALSE
> >   MaintainServerList: No

> This is the sort of question which is likely to get me killed or drafted
> (or killed by being drafted without any free time to spare), but I'll ask
> it anyway. :)

> I know for certain that Linux has support in the kernel for IPX
> networking, and I suppose there might be other Samba platforms out there
> that do as well.  Has consideration ever been given to the idea of giving
> Samba the capability to use IPX on those platforms that support it?  Or
> is this idea just plain Sick and Wrong? :)
> -Steve Langasek

I would NOT recommend it.  Negotiating on one protocol stack "correctly"
(e.g. figuring out what it takes to make all the other SMB, WINS, and
clients and servers happy) is bad enough.  Dealing with the router and race
conditions of multiple protocol stacks is next to impossible.  The various
teams have trouble getting it good enough, and they have source code for all

IPX/SPX is one of the worst.  There are a lot of different Novell vintage
clients that
use older forms and some of the newer stuff is done via IP tunnels.

Lots of sites take the disable all but one protocol approach that started
these emails.
They are the sane ones (:-))


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