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comment Switching to IPv6 implies dropping NAT. Is that a good thing?
@kasperd: True, but the large domain of IPv6 addresses available under the fd00::/8 range is so large, the chances of that should be incredibly remote, even if you simply numbered your network sequentially. Most people will likely stick with numbering internal machines using their ISP-provided /64 block anyways. Few will use the RFC4193 addresses.
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Jul
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comment Virtualized MS-DOS computers cant communicate over IPX
PS, never got IPXPING to work right. I think the socket number "ping" (I think an IPX DIAG packet) for it isn't understood by the MS-DOS VLMs. The VLM stack gives you the best IPX support, but it gobbles up lots of conventional memory in DOS unless tuned properly and with some exotic memory managers thrown on top.
Jul
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comment Virtualized MS-DOS computers cant communicate over IPX
I'll have to poke at my Virtualbox VMs later. I have two independent MS-DOS 7 VMs that each can use different IPX stacks (MS Client, VLM, IPXODI) so I could try playing some old IPX LAN games. I've gotten the VMs to successfully communicate w/ a virtualized NW65 server, NW312 server, and NW410 server, as well as talking to each other. The IPX stacks are a bit different. VLM only works to talk w/ the NW VMs, IPXODI works for MechWarrior 2, and MS Client works for Masters of Orion 2. Did not try NetBIOS stuff, but that should be trivial once you know IPX is working right.
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Jul
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comment What was SPX from the IPX/SPX stack ever used for?
I did find a simplistic SPX chat program, SPXDOS.EXE (the archive name). Can't get it to work, though. Using the HELLO.EXE program from it, it takes as a parameter the connection ID of the target user to chat to, but per WireShark, the sending station calls Function 0x17 on the NCP protocol to get the "internet address" of the target connection -- I assume it wanted the target IPX address -- and instead gets back a reference to the IP address of the NW server and told to use the UDP protocol. Probably will have to setup an NW3.11 server to make this app work.
Jul
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comment What was SPX from the IPX/SPX stack ever used for?
Got the MS-DOS clients to talk to the NW VM, but not SPX traffic. NCP, instead, which I thought ran under SPX -- kinda like how it goes IP --> TCP --> HTTP, I thought it'd be IPX --> SPX --> NCP. Instead, it appears SPX, NCP, RIP, SAP, and others all behave like layer 4 transport protocols versus application protocols. Neat!
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Jul
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comment What was SPX from the IPX/SPX stack ever used for?
I actually have a NW65 install in a separate VM and I have IPX configured on it, but it seems to only use IPX and not SPX as well. I have not gotten a proper workstation connection to it, though, so perhaps that might be why. Wasn't sure if some old DOS LAN games might've used SPX that I could test out.
Jul
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comment What was SPX from the IPX/SPX stack ever used for?
Interesting notes and link! Don't think I can easily run any of the listed applications under my two VMs, though. I did play with ArcServe briefly at one point as a prior sysadmin -- long enough to hate it. Any other suggested programs I can maybe find?
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Jun
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comment Replacing a Hard Disk in RAID 5 Array with Newer Version
I can't add anything significant to qualify as a new answer, so DanBig here is correct: You'll be fine. The difference between the two drives could be as minor as firmware or a different internal component (like the drive motor or voice coil).
May
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answered What are some of the commonly used rule actions in snort other than the defaults?
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