troubleshooting Question

IPX/SPX sharing with Win98

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I have WinXP machine with printer, no admin password.
The machine I'm using for testing is Win98 machine. I don't want
user there to have to use password either to access WinXP machine.
I'm trying to enable File and print sharing using IPX/SPX protocol, for
security reasons between those two.
I followed instructions from

for WinXP i Win98.

And after that I couldn't access WinXP machine. I could see it from Win98,
but can't access it. Then I started  experimenting and found some strange

If TCP/IP is checked for File and Print Sharing under "Bindings for
Local Area Connection" on WinXP machine, everything works OK.
After that, I uncheck it, leaving only IPX/SPX for file and print sharing,
and WinXP access is still OK!??
But, after either machine is restarted (while WinXP machine still keeps
only IPX/SPX binding) then no access again...

It seems almost like Win98 needs TCP/IP binding on WinXP machine to connect only for the first time, and after that, I can uncheck TCP/IP
leaving only IPX/SPX sharing without any problems.

How can I have IPX/SPX based sharing without having to enable TCP/IP first?
Les Moore
Systems Architect
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