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ipxd - IPX RIP/SAP daemon program
ipxd [ -d ] [ -p ] [ -l log_file ] [ -t ticks_file ]
The IPX RIP/SAP daemon ipxd is invoked at boot time to manage the
kernel IPX routing tables.
When ipxd is started, it scans the file /proc/net/ipx_interfaces to
find the ipx networks the computer is directly connected to. It sends
the RIP and SAP response and request packets required by the IPX router
specification v1.20 to the interfaces it found, so that an initial RIP
and SAP table can be built.
During normal operation, ipxd listens on the RIP and SAP ports of each
directly connected interface for broadcasts that other routers on the
network send out, as well as requests issued by workstations. This way
the full router functionality required by the IPX router specification
v1.20 is hopefully implemented.
Every 30 seconds, as well as on request by a HUP signal, the file
/proc/net/ipx_interfaces is re-scanned. Changes in the network topology
are detected this way and broadcasted appropriately. This could
eventually make Linux a quite flexible IPX router.
With option -d, ipxd does not daemonize itself and logs the IPX
traffic it receives and sends out to the log file.
With option -p, ipxd works in passive mode. This means it does not
output any response on the net. It does not broadcast its internal
tables, and does not answer requests. This makes it suitable for use
in a normal IPX workstation, which should not act as a router. By
starting ipxd in passive mode, the kernel routing tables are kept up
to date. This means that utilities like slist or nprint do not have
to run suid root, to be able to add IPX routing table entries.
It is not possible to use ipxd in passive mode when you have an
internal net, because other IPX nodes must know how to reach the
internal net. They can only know it if ipxd tells them where the
internal net is.
With this option you can tell ipxd where to put its log output. The
default is /dev/null.
With this option you can override the default file name for the
ticks file. The default is /etc/ipx_ticks. See ipx_ticks(5) for more
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