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Want to be able to recognize Novell servers Automatically

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Sharvil Desai
Frequent Advisor

Want to be able to recognize Novell servers Automatically

Hi,
I am using RedHat Linux 7.3, and I am on the network. In order to see the Novell servers I have to type in,
ipx_interface add -p eth0 802.3
Everytime I reboot the computer. If I do not execute this command and type in,
slist
at the prompt, there is no output listing the Novell Servers. But as soon as I execute ipx_interface add -p eth0 802.3 , the Novell servers are listed.

I want to automate this whole thing so that everytime the machine is rebooted the binding of the protocol to the card should be done automatically.
I am new to Linux so please explain it in little more detail. Thank you.
"help!"
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Kodjo Agbenu
Honored Contributor
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Re: Want to be able to recognize Novell servers Automatically

Hello,

I don't know anything about Novell.
I can however suggest two methods :

=> The "quick'n dirty" way : edit /etc/rc.d/rc.local, then add :

/sbin/ipx_interface add -p eth0 802.3


=> The "professional way" : read the contents of /etc/rc.d/init.d/network. It seems that IPX interfaces can be automatically configured by RedHat. I guess you can position the following variables in /etc/sysconfig/network :

IPX=yes
IPXAUTOPRIMARY=???
IPXAUTOFRAME=???
IPXINTERNALNETNUM=???
IPXINTERNALNODENUM=???

Have also a look at /etc/sysconfig/ifup-ipx


Good luck.

Kodjo




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