[Samba] Samba over IPX

Chris Weiss cweiss at gmail.com
Tue Apr 26 08:53:41 MDT 2011

Since I use TCP/IP on 3 different DOS system running completely
different CNC systems with no issues at all, I have to ask: what
issues are you seeing when running TCP/IP?  Just that you have more
extended memory used?  or are you not using himem.sys?

On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 9:32 AM, Maurizio Manfredini <mx2927 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Chris,
> Just to add some info. I tried with NCP over IPX (mars_nwe) but I found that
> the MS-DOS Network Client doesn't connect to it. Appearently this is because
> MS Network Client for DOS uses SMB over IPX, and not NCP over IPX. NCP under
> DOS would need the Novel client to be installed.
> SMB over IPX sounds like addressing again to Samba over IPX...
> Thanks anyway,
> Maurizio
> 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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