Creating interfaces files for SPX
Novell Protocol Suite Version 3.0.1 is installed on your machine,
you can create interfaces file entries to support the SPX/IPX
protocol. Interfaces file entries for SPX have the following format:
servername retry_attempts delay_interval<newline>
<tab>service_type api protocol device address<newline>
Each entry line that follows the servername line must begin
with a <tab> character or a blank space. Use a single space between
each component on an entry line.
The servername, retry_attempts, delay_interval,
and service_type components have the
same meaning in an SPX entry as in a TCP entry. Table 5-3 describes the other
Table 5-3: remaining components in the interfaces file
the application programming interface to the network. Since Adaptive
Server uses the Transport Layer Interface (TLI) for SPX protocol
connections, use the letters “tli”.
the name of the network protocol. Use the letters “spx” to
designate the SPX protocol.
the network device endpoint supplied for SPX networks. The device
that is supplied with the Novell Protocol Suite network software
is named /dev/nspx.
a composite entry generated from the network number, node, and socket
number, defined as follows:
first four bytes of the address represent the network number converted
The next six bytes represent the network node of
the machine running Adaptive Server.
Both the network number and node are assigned by
the network administrator of your system. You can check the /usr/netware/npsconfig file
to determine the network and node numbers for your machine.
number is a hexadecimal number between 0x8000 and 0xFFFF that identifies
the process on the machine.
If you choose a socket number that is already in use on the
machine where your Adaptive Server is located, you receive a message
similar to the following when you attempt to restart your Adaptive
ninit: t_bind, Incorrect permissions
ninitconn_free: t_close, fd=5, Illegal
ninit: All master network listeners have failed.
More than one Adaptive Server can have the same socket number,
if each server is on a different machine. The combination of
network number, node, and socket uniquely identifies the Adaptive
For example, if your machine has a network number of 4D160D14
and a node number of 000000000001, and you use socket number 86bb,
the following address entry is added: