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on Jul 25, 2000 at 00:31 UTC ( #24177=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Answer: How do I use IPX
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RE: (2) How do I use IPX (spell it EYE-PEE)
by ybiC (Prior) on Jul 28, 2000 at 04:59 UTC
    IPX/SPX and SMB(NetBT) have historically been easier to use from a client standpoint. Outside of medium-to-small LANs, however, the unavoidable broadcast traffic of either takes it's toll.

    Unix-style TCP/IP networking, on the other hand, wastes faaarr less bandwidth on broadcasts, and with Dynamic DNS (DNS+DHCP), client configuration can be just as simple.

    From a routing standpoint, IP is sooo much better supported than IPX.   If you want to do routed SMB, it has to encapsulated in, you guessed it, IP.   But you still have to deal with WINS and excessive broadcasts.   IPX RIP doesn't scale well, and NLSP is convoluted.   If you're lucky enough to support Cisco gear, EIGRP is a nearly ideal Interior Gateway Protocol for IP in even multi-hundred site WANs.   If you have Bay/Nortel routers, you can still get by with OSPF to avoid IP RIP1.

    Mind you, I've got nothing against NetWare, I just dislike supporting IPX/SPX in WANs and large LANs.

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        <still grinning>     ybiC

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