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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

       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.


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


       This functionality really belongs in ifconfig(8).


       Greg Page <>