I am working on a problem in which I need some sort of unix box (
linux/bsd ? ) to do ip-routing ( no problem there, i know ), & do
ipx-bridging. The second part is the problem area. Coming into & going
out of the box will be 100 mbps FDDI. I have set up a linux box and put
ipfwadmin & ipxbridge & ipxripd ( mostly from sunsite ) on it, and it
seems like it will work ok for ipx bridging, but it seems like it will be
far to ineffecient to handle traffic from 300+ users @ 100mbps.
in says in the documentation on ipx-bridge
that he is currently using ipx-bridge to connect two networks, i'm not
sure how large the networks are. I was hoping someone out there would
have some comments or ideas on what to use to ROUTE ip packets with good
control, and bridge ipx-packets as fast as possible. I can use a
dedicated box for the routing, or even one of the cisco products if need
be, I just need to know the best way to go. Any insight would be greatly
Thanks in advance!