internetwork packet exchange

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Internetwork Packet eXchange definition

(IPX) A network layer protocol initially developed at XEROX Corporation and made popular by Novell, Inc. as the basic protocol in its Novell NetWare file server operating system.
A router with IPX routing can interconnect Local Area Networks so that Netware clients and servers can communicate.
The SPX transport layer protocol runs on top of IPX.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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