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authorLinus Torvalds <torvalds@ppc970.osdl.org>2005-04-16 15:20:36 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@ppc970.osdl.org>2005-04-16 15:20:36 -0700
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Initial git repository build. I'm not bothering with the full history, even though we have it. We can create a separate "historical" git archive of that later if we want to, and in the meantime it's about 3.2GB when imported into git - space that would just make the early git days unnecessarily complicated, when we don't have a lot of good infrastructure for it. Let it rip!
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+# IPX configuration
+config IPX_INTERN
+ bool "IPX: Full internal IPX network"
+ depends on IPX
+ ---help---
+ Every IPX network has an address that identifies it. Sometimes it is
+ useful to give an IPX "network" address to your Linux box as well
+ (for example if your box is acting as a file server for different
+ IPX networks: it will then be accessible from everywhere using the
+ same address). The way this is done is to create a virtual internal
+ "network" inside your box and to assign an IPX address to this
+ network. Say Y here if you want to do this; read the IPX-HOWTO at
+ <http://www.tldp.org/docs.html#howto> for details.
+ The full internal IPX network enables you to allocate sockets on
+ different virtual nodes of the internal network. This is done by
+ evaluating the field sipx_node of the socket address given to the
+ bind call. So applications should always initialize the node field
+ to 0 when binding a socket on the primary network. In this case the
+ socket is assigned the default node that has been given to the
+ kernel when the internal network was created. By enabling the full
+ internal IPX network the cross-forwarding of packets targeted at
+ 'special' sockets to sockets listening on the primary network is
+ disabled. This might break existing applications, especially RIP/SAP
+ daemons. A RIP/SAP daemon that works well with the full internal net
+ can be found on <ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/ncpfs/>.
+ If you don't know what you are doing, say N.

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