Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 10772
ipx_configure in IPX utils and NCPFS cannot run
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:13:24 EDT
I'm having problems getting ipx_configure to work after installing RH6.2 I
used to have 6.0 on this machine, and it worked fine. I need it to access
NetWare volumes and printers.
When you execute ipx_configure, it gives you the error "ipx_configure:
socket: Invalid argument". I have removed ipxutils and ncpfs, tried using
older versions (from 6.1), and tried using ipxutils 22.214.171.124-4 (RH6.2 ships
version 126.96.36.199-3), and all of them have the same problem.
I have tried the following commands (all as root of course)
ipx_configure --auto_primary=on --auto_interface=on
ipx_interface check eth0 802.2
All give the same response "socket: invalid argument"
I have also tried using Linuxconf to activate the changes, suid root
ipx_configure, but to no avail.
Looking in /proc/net, there is no ipx* stuff, and I don't know if that's
because I can't ipx_configure. All IP related networking is working fine -
full access to the Internet, NFS, NIS, DNS, etc.
Was something changed somewhere else that broke ipxutils? Hope someone can
look into this becuase I can't roll out 6.2 to the rest of the servers
until this stuff is fixed, my users depend on it... Thanks in advance!
The modutils that shipped with 6.2 accidentally did not
have the proper aliases defined for the IPX and Appletalk modules.
This is fixed in the modutils package currently in Raw Hide.
(In the meantime, you can always do 'modprobe ipx' manually before
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 10375 ***