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[openFATE 309160] checkbox to enable IPX protocol
  • From: fate_noreply@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2010 21:02:41 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <feature-309160-6@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Feature changed by: Federico Lucifredi (flucifredi)
Feature #309160, revision 6
Title: checkbox to enable IPX protocol

openSUSE-11.3: Evaluation
Requester: Desirable

Info Provider: (Novell)
Requested by: Michal Zugec (mzugec)
Developer: (Novell)

Please along the "Enable IPv6" checkbox add another checkbox to enable
See bugzilla enhancement:

#1: Ilya Chernykh (ansus) (2010-03-10 12:44:36)
The IPX protocol is enabled on interface eth0, for example, by the
following command:
ipx_interface add eth0 EtherII
This should be binded to the checkbox.

#2: Michal Zugec (mzugec) (2010-03-10 13:56:54)
This should be implemented in sysconfig first. Marius, what's your

#3: Andreas Jaeger (a_jaeger) (2010-03-10 15:13:33)
My question here is whether IPX is popular enough that it makes sense
to enable it in the GUI.

+ #4: Federico Lucifredi (flucifredi) (2010-03-10 21:02:38) (reply to
+ #3)
+ I agree with you. IPX exposes us to charges of "Novellization" by people
+ with nothing better to do (politics) and the simple fact is that IPv6 I
+ can see as handy (for some) but PIX is an even smaller audience... we
+ did simplify the installer to make things simpler on the
+ userĀ  (usability), adding options back in(especially like this one) is
+ not the way to go.
+ So, given the usability factor and the political vibe this feature
+ would give, I am inclined to reject. an IPX user is fully qualified to
+ turn this on post-install.
+ Any comments on this analysis before i (R) ?

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