Bug 1522 - IPX normally not running
IPX normally not running
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-03-16 02:10 EST by bombe
Modified: 2008-03-06 14:57 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-03-16 10:46:37 EST
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Description bombe 1999-03-16 02:10:41 EST
The /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup-ipx script
doesn't configure correctly IPX interfaces. It reads the IPX
options from ifcfg-eth0, cuts the frame type and passes
frame type, network number, etc. to /usr/bin/ipx_interface
program. The problem is that the IPX frametypes are passed
as arguments to ipx_interface as 802_2 and 802_3 but
ipx_interface program expects that they're passed as 802.2
and 802.3. So, the solutions is to add next line in ifup-ipx
script just before the ipx_interface command is executed:

REAL_FRAMETYPE=`echo $frametype | sed 's/_/./g'`

and to change ipx_interface's option from FRAMETYPE to
REAL_FRAMETYPE

In this way the underbars are changed with periods for 802.2
and 802.3 frametypes. EtherII and SNAP frames are not
affected in this case. I haven't tested if they work - no
need at all.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-03-16 10:46:59 EST
this has been fixed in a later initscripts release.

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