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Re: IPX and loopback

Hello Pablo,

> Why does kerneld load the IPX module while the localhost's loopback
> interface is being set up? (ifconfig lo
> I see no need to it... stracing ifconfig shows that it makes an IPX call
> (and also an AX.25 and some other calls). This didn't happened with and
> old Slackware based installation, and, altough harmless (the module gets
> cleanly unloaded) annoys me a bit.
> Any ideas?

This on is easy: ifconfig checks for the supported protocol families.
That's what is triggering kerneld.  ifconfig should be fixed to check
just for availability of IP since it can not handle either IPX or


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