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IPX Requirement

Hi,

I am currently designing a LAN but the client needs to keep the use of a Novell server that is not able to use IP.

i am provisioning 6509's in the core with 4510 in wiring closets

6509 states it can do IPX MLS but the 4500 just states other IPX features like access-lists etc..

Do i need to have IPX MLS to give their server visabilty on the network given that I am running L3 to the edge ?

Thanks

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Re: IPX Requirement

Hi Nathan,

The 4500 switches do support IPX routing, but keep in mind that it is handled in software without any route caching support (such as MLS or CEF) so you may experience high CPU depending on how much IPX traffic you're pushing. Here's a doc that explains legacy protocol support for the Cat4000 IOS switches:

http://www.cisco.com/warp/customer/473/182.html

HTH,

Bobby

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Cisco Employee

Re: IPX Requirement

Hi Nathan,

The 4500 switches do support IPX routing, but keep in mind that it is handled in software without any route caching support (such as MLS or CEF) so you may experience high CPU depending on how much IPX traffic you're pushing. Here's a doc that explains legacy protocol support for the Cat4000 IOS switches:

http://www.cisco.com/warp/customer/473/182.html

HTH,

Bobby

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Re: IPX Requirement

Thanks, that really helps

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