[Samba] Samba over IPX

Maurizio Manfredini mx2927 at gmail.com
Sat Apr 23 06:14:09 MDT 2011

Thanks for your reply, I see there are some NCP servers that should fit, 
although not part of standard distributions.
Thanks for your help.

On 4/11/2011 8:57 PM, 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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