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Hello Everyone,

Our server folks have held on to Netware and IPX (insert cold,dead hands reference here).  They intend (for now) to continue with Netware file servers, however a core network upgrade will result in the loss of IPX (finally :-)  
I think most folks got away from IPX years and years ago, but do you remember any 'gotchas' that arose for you that you can share?

It also has occurred to me that we *may* be the last people running IPX.  If you are still running IPX and would like to let me know, I will keep your identity confidential.  Otherwise, I will assume that we were indeed the last, at least in this group. 

Happy Holidays! 

Dennis Bohn
Manager of Network and Systems
Adelphi University
bohn@adelphi.edu
5168773327
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Funny, we just shut off IPX on our network a couple of months ago ( we still run Netware, but didn't get any calls).
We shut off Appletalk at the same time. Got one call about that ( from the print shop)

On 12/21/2011 8:57 AM, Dennis Bohn wrote:
Hello Everyone,

Our server folks have held on to Netware and IPX (insert cold,dead hands reference here).  They intend (for now) to continue with Netware file servers, however a core network upgrade will result in the loss of IPX (finally :-)  
I think most folks got away from IPX years and years ago, but do you remember any 'gotchas' that arose for you that you can share?

It also has occurred to me that we *may* be the last people running IPX.  If you are still running IPX and would like to let me know, I will keep your identity confidential.  Otherwise, I will assume that we were indeed the last, at least in this group. 

Happy Holidays! 

Dennis Bohn
Manager of Network and Systems
Adelphi University
bohn@adelphi.edu
5168773327
********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.


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We got rid of IPX several years ago, also due to a network upgrade. We were using IPX for print but no real gotchas that i recall. We're making plans to get off Netware as well since Novell announced that they will no longer support it after March 2012. Sent from my iPad
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We cut off IPX several years ago. We were running Netware 6 file and print servers at the time. Only issue was very old HP JetDirects that did not support IP connections. A firmware upgrade/new jetdirect card fixed most of those. Since we were using Novell’s NDPS and had converted all printing to IP it was a non-issue.

 

You’d have to be running a really old Novell client to have one that doesn’t support IP. Just be sure that SLP is set up correctly. We passed some of those parameters to the clients using DHCP.

 

After we killed IPX on the file servers and went back and turned off IPX on the printers broadcast traffic got a lot quieter.

 

 

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