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       ipx_interface - add, delete, or display an IPX interface


       ipx_interface add [-p] device frame_type [network number[:node number]]

       ipx_interface del device frame_type

       ipx_interface delall

       ipx_interface check device frame_type

       ipx_interface help


       ipx_interface adds, deletes, or displays IPX interfaces depending on the option selected.

       An IPX interface is the item to which IPX sockets are bound.  An IPX interface corresponds
       to an IPX Network Number which corresponds to a physical device and frame type.  A  sample
       IPX Interface would be:

       Network Number: 0x00ABCDEF

       Device: Eth0

       Frame Type: 802.2.

       There is a special IPX interface per host known as the PRIMARY or default interface.

       You  should specify node number only if you really know, what you are doing - on point-to-
       point devices, on loopback and on tap device if you are running Compatibility mode driver.

       add    This option is used to create an IPX interface.   If  the  -p  flag  is  used,  the
              interface  is  made PRIMARY.  The network number can be optionally assigned.  If it
              is not assigned, it is set to 0 which indicates it  should  be  detected  from  the
              traffic on the network.

       del    This option is used to delete an IPX interface.

       delall This option is used to delete all IPX interfaces.

       check  This option is used to display the device, frame type, and network number of an IPX

       help   This option displays information about the utility.


       /proc/net/ipx_interface /proc/net/ipx_route


       This functionality really belongs in ifconfig(8).


       Greg Page <>