How does freebsd supports ipx?

illoai at illoai at
Fri Oct 12 16:49:53 UTC 2012

On 12 October 2012 09:44, Michael Powell <nightrecon at> wrote:
> YC Wang wrote:
> [snip]
>> 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 I believe what you read in Wikipedia may be out of date.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.

"options IPX" is still valid in 9.1-RC2.


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