A network protocol developed by Novell for its Netware product. It will hopefully be obsoleted by IP in the moderate-term future. Provides datagram (unreliable) delivery. See also Internetwork Datagram Protocol (IDP), User Datagram Protocol (UDP).
The address system of Novell networks. A protocol stack typically used on Novell networks. Useful for its simplicity of configuration, this protocol (in its current implementation) does not scale real well to large networks, for reasons touched on in the section "IP vs. IPX".
A networking protocol developed by Novell for use in Novel networks that allows signals to travel across the individual network segments which are connected by a common server. Usually used in conjunction with SPX.
A Novell communication protocol that sends data packets to requested destinations (such as workstations and servers). The Microsoft NWLink protocol provides IPX support for Windows NTâ€“based networks.
The network protocol used to connect Novell's servers, or any workstation or router that implements IPX, with other workstations. Although similar to the Internet Protocol (IP), IPX uses different packet formats and terminology.
A communication protocol initially developed at XEROX Corporation and made popular by Novell Inc. IPX is "connectionless" which basically means there is no checking to see if the information that is sent out is ever received.