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 check device frame_type
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
Frame Type: 802.2.
There is a special IPX interface per host known as the PRIMARY or
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
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 interface.
help This option displays information about the utility.
This functionality really belongs in ifconfig(8).
Greg Page <firstname.lastname@example.org>