ARCHIVED: What is IPX?

This content has been archived, and is no longer maintained by Indiana University. Information here may no longer be accurate, and links may no longer be available or reliable.

IPX (Internetwork Packet Exchange) is a networking protocol from Novell that interconnects networks using Novell's NetWare servers and clients. A datagram, or packet protocol, IPX works at the network layer of communication protocols and is connectionless (i.e., it doesn't require that a connection be set up before packets are sent to a destination as, for example, a regular voice phone call does).

Note: AppleTalk and IPX routing are not available on the Indiana University network. Instead of these protocols, use TCP/IP. For more information, see ARCHIVED: At IU, how does the removal of AppleTalk routing from the network affect me?

This is document agun in the Knowledge Base.
Last modified on 2018-01-18 12:11:52.

Contact us

For help or to comment, email the UITS Support Center.