How does freebsd supports ipx?

Michael Powell nightrecon at
Fri Oct 12 13:44:09 UTC 2012

YC Wang wrote:

> 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?

I believe what you read in Wikipedia may be out of date. Someone correct me 
if I'm wrong, but I seem to recall that IPX was dropped from FreeBSD and is 
no longer supported. The code went unmaintained for too long and succumbed 
to bit rot, so eventually it was pulled.

What I am unclear about is exactly when this happened. It wasn't all that 
long ago.


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