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Re: Token Ring IPX routing in Linux
On Sun, 19 Apr 1998, John R.Mulcahy wrote:
> My Kernel is an unpatched 2.0.30
> I went and gave the patch ibmtr_multiple_adapter_patch_v2_0_33 a go but I
> got :-
You'll want to leave this patch off if you don't run multiple token ring
cards. I was asking because the person who was having ipx problems
earlier had this patch on and it was causing problems.
> -: I dont have any netware servers running on either network. All I want
> to do is show some ipx traffic by doing something trivial like a ipx ping
> or run a game of descent ( Reg version ) across the router.
> One of the cards wants to be the primary one does it make a difference
> which one is??? I didn't assign any network addresses so are they made up
> on the fly or else how would I explicitly create them?
Just pick one. :) I'm going to take a wild guess here buecase I havn't
used the ipx_tools in a long time and don't remember the syntax, but you
should be able to make out what i'm getting at.
ipx_interface add -p tr0 802.2TR 0000000A
ipx_interface add eth0 802.2 0000000B
... I would think that should bring up both interfaces setting up the
token ring as primary (for no real reason but I like token ring).
You may also want to try somethign lie this instead:
ipx_configure --auto-configure=on --auto-primary=on
..to see if they showed up. That should automaticlay add/remove
interfaces to ipx.
Either of those shoudl get your IPX interfaces going. As far as starting
the routing afterwords, you're on your own. I havn't done that yet and
don't have a test network capable of doing that right now. I would guess
you could just start your ipx routing daemon. And if configured to route
between all interfaces, shoudl just start going.
There is an ipxdump/ipxparse utilty that I assume looks to see what kidn
of traffic is flowing, if any. You may also want to check out
/proc/net/ipx for more information.
Good luck. Let us know what you come up with and if I am incorrect on
this, someone PLEASE correct me. This is all just a guess.
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