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Comment Re:IPX was actually a very nice protocol (Score 1) 102

Yes, IPX/SPX was ok and with its broadcast mechanism easier to use - no need for DHCP servers and manual router configurations. The problem I had with Novell was with their use of the Ethernet_802.3 ethernet framing. The idiots grabbed and implemented the draft spec too early and ended up with their own implementation, one WITHOUT the 802.2 header. Result? The only protocol you could use was IPX/SPX because there was no protocol ID field. Idiots! Anyway, I do remember we struggled with router tables filling up from all the SAP broadcasts in our 400+ server environment.. Obviously with 1-minute interval broadcasts, things weren't as scalable...

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