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[openFATE 309160] checkbox to enable IPX protocol
  • From: fate_noreply@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2010 12:04:11 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <feature-309160-8@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Feature changed by: Milisav Radmanic (radmanic)
Feature #309160, revision 8
Title: checkbox to enable IPX protocol

openSUSE-11.3: Evaluation
Priority
Requester: Desirable

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

Description:
Please along the "Enable IPv6" checkbox add another checkbox to enable
IPX.
See bugzilla enhancement:
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=586119

Discussion:
#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
comment?

#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) ?

#5: Federico Lucifredi (flucifredi) (2010-03-10 21:03:12)
s/PIX/IPX/

+ #6: Milisav Radmanic (radmanic) (2010-03-11 12:02:18)
+ I'd say the audience for this feature tends to be very small and I
+ don't expect that the IPX protocol will be used by a growing number of
+ people in future. If we do this feature at all, an ifplug script should
+ be sufficient, but a general sysconfig support is less recommended.



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openSUSE Feature:
https://features.opensuse.org/309160

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