>Has anyone tried/been able to get working using Win95 to dialup a PPP
>connection (ie: on a Linux box) and pass IPX packets encapsulated within IP?
>Novell has IPTUNNEL which can be loaded on their server that allows for
>encapsulation/decapsulation of IPX packets for transfering over an IP network.
>However, can Win95 do the same thing?
>The goal is to connect a remote Win95 system via dialup to a Novell network.
>The modems reside on a Linux box also on the network running TCP/IP. Dialup
>SLIP/PPP work fine to the TCP/IP nodes on the network, but I want file sharing
>with the Novell system.
Hmmmm.... MicroSoft is not going to be supporting iptunneling any time
soon. So, my suggestion is to get the 32 bit Win95 clients off the
Novell FTP host or web site. The (now open) 1.1 beta is quite good. It
installs cleanly and supports most, if not all, of the stuff you want to
do. Might be easier for you to upgrade to NetWare 4.1 and use the
bundled NWIP package. It does a better encapsulation than the older
IPTUNNEL routine, and helps get rips and saps off the network.
As a final comment, the Novell package does use the MicroSoft IP driver,
so if you want to dynamically assign IP addresses, you will need to bring
up a DHCP server. Bootp is not supported. (Does anyone know of a DHCP
and Bootp server for Linux?)