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determine if ipx is running on network

We have Cisco 3560g-48 port switches for our end users to plug into. I don't have physical access to remote switches, but do have remote management access. Is there a way to determine which switchports are showing ipx protocol traffic from end user stations? We are trying to find who is still running ipx traffic so we can have it removed from the network. We also have CiscoWorks LMS 2.5. Thanks in advance for your help.



Re: determine if ipx is running on network

ipx accounting

To enable IPX accounting, use the ipx accounting command in interface configuration mode. To disable IPX accounting, use the no form of this command.

ipx accounting

no ipx accounting

Syntax Description

This command has no arguments or keywords.



Command Modes

Interface configuration

Command History

Release Modification


This command was introduced.

Usage Guidelines

IPX accounting allows you to collect information about IPX packets and the number of bytes that are switched through the Cisco IOS software. You collect information based on the source and destination IPX address. IPX accounting tracks only IPX traffic that is routed out an interface on which IPX accounting is configured; it does not track traffic generated by or terminated at the router itself.

The Cisco IOS software maintains two accounting databases: an active database and a checkpoint database. The active database contains accounting data tracked until the database is cleared. When the active database is cleared, its contents are copied to the checkpoint database. Using these two databases together allows you to monitor both current traffic and traffic that has previously traversed the router.

IPX accounting statistics will be accurate even if IPX access lists are being used or if IPX fast switching is enabled. Enabling IPX accounting significantly decreases performance of a fast switched interface.

IPX accounting does not keep statistics if autonomous switching is enabled. In fact, IPX accounting is disabled if autonomous or SSE switching is enabled.


The following example enables IPX accounting on Ethernet interface 0:

interface ethernet 0

ipx accounting

Lots of good ipx command in the reference.

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Re: determine if ipx is running on network

Thanks for the quick response. IPX doesn't even show up as an option when I go into subinterface mode on the Cisco 3560g-48 port switch. All the ports are gigabit10/100/1000. Any other ideas?



Re: determine if ipx is running on network

Sounds like your code version doesn't support ipx routing. (Not a bad thing). So, If you can't configure IPX routing, I don't think you have much to worry about.

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