How does freebsd supports ipx?
corebug at corebug.net
Fri Oct 12 10:12:01 UTC 2012
2012/10/12 YC Wang <wangyc0307 at gmail.com>:
> 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.
> YC Wang
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I suppose you should add "options IPX" line to your kernel
configuration file and rebuild/reinstall the kernel.
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