How does freebsd supports ipx?
wangyc0307 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 12 09:49:45 UTC 2012
I read from wikipedia that freebsd supports ipx. But when I tried
to set ipx address on em0，it showed the following message:
freebsd-yc# ifconfig em0 ipx (netnum.nodenum)
ifconfig: socket(family 23,SOCK_DGRAM: Protocol not supported
And as I furher trussed the ifconfig process, I found this was
probably caused by the failure of the socket syscall:
freebsd-yc# truss ifconfig em0 ipx netnum.nodenum
socket(PF_IPX,SOCK_DGRAM,0) ERR#43 'Protocol not supported'
In contrast however, when calling "socket(PF_IPX,SOCK_DGRAM,0)" on
Linux, it will automatically load the ipx kernel module and the socket
syscall returns successfully. But I don't find any ipx module in
/boot/kernel/ on freebsd.
So I wonder how does freebsd supports ipx? Is there any other work
I should do for this purpose?
And if this isn't the most appropriate list for this question,
please let me know.
More information about the freebsd-questions