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Can someone clue me in exactly what the IPX Internal Net line does in the autoexec.ncf, should it be the same on all servers, does it matter what number is here? Should this number match the NET= line in the network section where the card is bound to. Also what is with the Frame Ethernet Line in the network section? There are two of these lines in my autoexec.ncf on one of the servers both binding to the same net card just with different Frame Ethernet values (802.3 and 802.2) and different NET= values. The other servers (two) only have the first frame type.
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Peace Paul...

I was sure I have pressed the submit button after I have typed the answer for the question....

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Paul thanks for the info I will give ya the points, but could you fill me in on what is the difference between the two frame types and is what frame type that is used or can be used at all dependant upon the hardware in the server or clients workstations at all?

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There's a good summary of why Novell switched frame types in the Novell support knowledgebase.  You can click on http://support.novell.com/search/kb_index.htm and search for the Tech Info Document (TID) by its number:   2918594

When the change was first introduced, some Ethernet cards may not have had available software drivers which could support both frame types for Novell's IPX protocol.  But chances are excellent that by now yours all do.  For example, Win95 networking has it built-in.

The story I've heard about why Novell got started with "802.3" is that their network was developed before the official standard for 802.2 had developed to the point where they could use it.  Some time in the early 80's maybe?

Peace^^Paul
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