[Samba] Samba over IPX

Maurizio Manfredini mx2927 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 11 09:12:39 MDT 2011

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

These hosts use IPX to access LAN shares. IPX is here preferable to TCP/IP
because of its lower memory consumption.

Is there any plan for IPX support in Samba ?

Thanks in advance,
Maurizio Manfredini

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