Stephen Dolloff writes:
I know that there must be others of you out there doing this. What would your
use to get an ipx and ip network up on the internet. They are running the
novell client (not windows for workgroups client) on win 3.1.1. We have tried
Cisco (until they cancelled support for their ipx gateway) and we have tried
putting the tcp-ip stack on, but it won't install without the workgroups
This *really* doesn't belong on NANOG. Next time, you might try
the firstname.lastname@example.org list for questions like this. For the
rest of NANOG, hit the delete key now if you don't care about
Netware and TCP/IP ...
And the answer is: "Install a TCP/IP stack on your Windows PCs".
You can do this as follows:
Configure your Windows for Workgroups clients to use the Novell
ODI drivers (on WfWG you do this in the Network Group/Network
Setup/Drivers/ Netware ODI Drivers -- on Windows 3.1x you just make
sure Windows knows about the Netware drivers in setup.exe). Then
in your autoexec.bat file, make sure you load your ODI driver stack
Note that if you had a Windows for Work Groups network using IPX/SPX
without a NetWare server, you would use the same technique except that
you would not need to load vlm.exe (or netx.exe).
Then you will need to modify your net.cfg file to support ethernet_II
frames. A sample net.cfg file is as follows:
Buffers 8 1600
Link Driver NE2000
Protocol IPX 0 Ethernet_802.2
You may need statements for Port or IRQ also, but this works for most.
If you are running a pre-3.12 version of Netware, it is likely you
are using Ethernet_802.3 instead of Ethernet_802.2 frames -- you will
need to change this accordingly. The ordering of the Frame statements
is dependent on the value of the first parameter on the odipkt.com
line. Because some versions of ipxodi.com will grab the first frame
slot (slot 0) regardless of what is in net.cfg, I strongly recommend
that the TCP/IP frame (ethernet_ii) be the second frame in the file
(slot 1 when odipkt loads).
Finally, you will need a copy of Trumpet Winsock to load in the Start
group on each Windows PC. Configure the packet vector in TCPMAN.EXE
to use "60" (the same value used in winpkt.com, but without the 0x
prefix). See ftp://ftp.us.net/pub/drivers/novell for more info. The
README.CFG discusses this in greater detail, and the winpkt.com and
odipkt.com drivers can be found there. Trumpet Winsock is shareware
and can be found everywhere on the Internet.
Dave Stoddard (disappearing for vacation in four hours ...)
US Net Incorporated