IPX Routing

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Mar 2nd, 2009


I have a 3550 switch which is connected to Novel server.

I have enabled brigding for all the L3 vlan on the switch and have connected the laptop directly to the 3550 switch

but i am not able to access the server.

Am i doing ant thing wrong ant thing extra need to be configured.

L3-48-Port(config)#bridge 1 protocol vlan-bridge

L3-48-Port(config)#int vlan 10

L3-48-Port(config-if)#bridge-group 10

L3-48-Port#show bridge group

Br Group Mac Address State Type Ports

-------- ----------- ----- ---- -----

1 0000.7481.7902 Forward DYNAMIC Vl5 Gi0/2

1 0000.7487.e7c7 Forward DYNAMIC Vl5 Gi0/2

1 0003.471b.d193 Forward DYNAMIC Vl5 Fa0/37

1 000d.614f.29cd Forward DYNAMIC Vl5 Gi0/2

1 001a.4bf2.602f Forward DYNAMIC Vl4 Gi0/2

1 0040.af82.1d76 Forward DYNAMIC Vl5 Gi0/2

1 0080.914c.3e2e Forward DYNAMIC Vl5 Gi0/2

1 0080.914d.73de Forward DYNAMIC Vl5 Gi0/2



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Giuseppe Larosa Tue, 03/03/2009 - 06:13

Hello Chao,

if the server is connected to a port associated to another Vlan

you need to add

int vlan x

bridge-group 10



if all ports are in vlan 10 it should work (simple L2 LAN switching)even without configuring the inter-vlan bridge.

there is no chapter about ipx so fallback bridging is the right tool

Hope to help


vishwancc Tue, 03/03/2009 - 22:26

Hi Giuseppe,

Thanks for the reply.

I should be able to access the server from all the vlan so the brigde group is applied to all the SVI interface and all are in same bride group.

As i have said i am not able to access the server when i connect the laptop to the switch in the same vlan.



Giuseppe Larosa Wed, 03/04/2009 - 06:59

Hello Chao,

on the same switch same vlan you should be able to reach the server using the IPX suite.

Hope to help



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