Igor, Thanks for your thoughts. They correspond closely with what I discovered today; but it all seems a bit vague. Nowhere have I found an overview of what needs to be done. In brief it is now working.
I probably looked in the wrong places. On Wed, 20 Aug 2003 15:29, Igor B. Bykhalo wrote: > From: "Malcolm Kay" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > To: "Free BSD Questions list" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2003 4:53 PM > Subject: IPX problems > > > I wiish to retire a rather aging Linux box which has been providing > > (amongst other things) access to a Novell file server. > > > > The new box has has FreeBSD 4.8 installed and I have recompiled > > the kernel with: > > options "IPX" > > options "NCP" > > Is NCP useful for IPX? Just asking, i'm not sure... Seems the functionality is needed but it exists as a kernel module and is probably auto-loaded on need. > > > And appended to rc.conf > > ifconfig_rl0_ipx="ipx 0x0000001B" > > ipxgateway_enable="YES" > > ipxrouted_enable="YES" > > Well, i have IPX configured on lo0 also, but i'm running mars_nwe. > (See http://people.freebsd.org/~bp/ipxen.html. It's a bit outdated, but > still useful.) > > > rl0 is also configured for an inet address and ifconfog reports > > rl0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 > > inet 126.96.36.199 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 188.8.131.52 > > inet6 fe80::250:fcff:fea8:3e08%rl0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1 > > ipx 1b.50fca83e08 > > ether 00:50:fc:a8:3e:08 > > media: Ethernet autoselect (100baseTX <full-duplex>) > > status: active > > Is the Ethernet frame on Novell server ETHERNET_II? > If not, you need to add support for Ethernet frames via kernel config (see > LINT) or via kldload if_ef AND configure IPX for particular frame in > rc.conf At present I'm loading if_ef via loader.conf but I'll probably change this and include it in the kernel build. Discovering man ef(4) was the clue that got me up. > > I have: > > goshik# ifconfig -a > sis0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 > inet XXX.YYY.ZZZ.235 netmask 0xffffffc0 broadcast XXX.YYY.ZZZ.255 > ether 00:a0:cc:a1:c3:71 > media: Ethernet autoselect (100baseTX <full-duplex>) > status: active > sis0f0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 > ipx bbbb0000.a0cca1c371 > ether 00:a0:cc:a1:c3:71 > sis0f1: flags=8842<BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 > ether 00:a0:cc:a1:c3:71 > sis0f2: flags=8842<BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 > ether 00:a0:cc:a1:c3:71 > sis0f3: flags=8842<BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 > ether 00:a0:cc:a1:c3:71 > lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384 > inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 0xff000000 > ipx aaaa0000.1H > goshik# > > Here sis0f* are clones of sis0 for particular frames, > so in your case these will be rl0f0, rl0f1, etc. > Actually it is 802.2 so I need rl0f2. > The corresponding settings in rc.conf: > > network_interfaces="sis0 sis0f0 lo0" > ifconfig_sis0="inet XXX.YYY.ZZZ.235 netmask 255.255.255.192" > ifconfig_sis0f0_ipx="ipx 0xbbbb0000" > ifconfig_lo0_ipx="ipx 0xaaaa0000.1" > > ipxgateway_enable="YES" # Set to YES to enable IPX routing. Does this really do anything in the circumstances? > ipxrouted_enable="YES" # Set to YES to run the IPX routing daemon. > ipxrouted_flags="-s" # Flags for IPX routing daemon. > > > The problem is that I have not been able to get any of the utilities to > > find the server: > > > > central:202> ipxping PHILHEND > > ipxping: could not find server PHILHEND > > > > : syserr = Network is down > > > > central:203> ncplist s > > Can't find any file server > > > > Am I doing something stupid? > > Am I overlooking something? > > > > Can anyone please help or suggest how I might proceed? > > Check the above mentioned items... :-) BTW, why didn't you > just try mount_nwfs? I'm not sure: just my "test as you go" attitude I guess. Thanks again Malcolm _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"