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==Overview==
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DOSBox provides the emulation layer for IPX/SPX networking. To enable it, please edit your [[dosbox.conf]] configuration file and set the '''ipx''' parameter value to '''true'''
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[ipx]
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ipx=true
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DOSBox networking works in a client-server architecture, where one machine acts as a server and all the others connect to it as its clients. This provides virtual IPX network routed over the TCP/IP protocol.
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==Server==
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To start acting as a server, issue the following command.
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ipxnet startserver 19000
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where 19000 is an example of a port available on a local machine. This port must be forwarded and open to the outside network if a server is hidden behind a router (NAT).
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==Clients==
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To connect to a server, type the following command.
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ipxnet connect 123.456.789.023 19000
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where 123.456.789.023  is the IP address of the server and 19000 is a port number on which the server listens to incoming client connections.
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Once a connection has been established, you can start playing your game and connect using the in-game multiplayer functionality.
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For further information please refer to the [[IPX]] section of this wiki.
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Revision as of 12:47, 23 December 2009

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