IndyZ has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I am trying to use IPX networking under perl and Linux but I have no clue how. Any ideas?

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Re: How do I use IPX
by plaid (Chaplain) on Apr 14, 2000 at 03:51 UTC
    From what I can tell, it involves nothing more than replacing the calls to 'AF_INET' or 'PF_INET' inside of socket calls with 'AF_IPX' or 'PF_IPX'. I am unable to test that either way, but the 'Use Socket' call pulls its constants from the system's socket.h file, so look in there and check if the 2 IPX constants are defined (which they are for Linux and Solaris). I'm assuming here that this question is asked specifically concerning IPX, and not just networking in general. If I am incorrect in this assumption, let me know and I'll elaborate.
Re: How do I use IPX
by ybiC (Prior) on Jul 05, 2000 at 22:00 UTC
    "use IPX under Perl and Linux ? "

    Only at gunpoint. big grin

    Seriously, I hope there's some reason why you HAVE to do this, otherwise is pretty much technological dead-end. And I even used to be a NetWare bigot.