[Samba] Samba over IPX

jfree jfree at sovereign.org
Mon Apr 11 15:03:20 MDT 2011

IPX *is* just a network layer, over which NCP/RIP/SAP/... could run

On Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 01:57:08PM -0500, Chris Weiss wrote:
> I have TCP/IP on DOS on several systems, 2 of which are CNC, slowest
> is a 386 with 2MB ram, and I have no issues with it.  yes IP uses more
> ram than IPX, but it's still not significant enough to cause problems
> with most programs.
> But back to your question: IPX isn't just a network layer, it's got
> it's own completely different file sharing protocols and NCP server
> software to go with it.  I'd suggest plugging "linux IPX" into a
> search engine.  you can share out the same folder structure using both
> SMB and NCP protocols, and also NFS and AFP if you like.
> On Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 1:32 PM, Maurizio Manfredini <mx2927 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I would like to add my case for a wish of IPX support in Samba:
> >
> > We use a number of CNC tool machines whose host is pure DOS based.
> > Don't be surprised that DOS is stilll running somewhere. It is fairly OK
> > when we get to the field of HW and real-time control, unlike Windows and the
> > like...
> >
> > These hosts use IPX to access LAN shares. IPX is here preferable to TCP/IP
> > because of its lower memory consumption.
> >
> > Anyone knows how to make Samba work over IPX, or is there any plan for IPX
> > support in Samba ?
> >
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Maurizio Manfredini

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