Dec 222017
Netware 3.1 patch that will fix a known problem.
File IPXINC.ZIP from The Programmer’s Corner in
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Netware 3.1 patch that will fix a known problem.
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
IPXINCOM.NLM 1279 763 deflated
IPXINCOM.TXT 3840 1620 deflated
PATCHMAN.NLM 4174 2396 deflated

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Contents of the IPXINCOM.TXT file

This README file accompanies IPXINCOM for NetWare v3.10 rev. A. The
following files are included for this revision:

IPXINCOM NLM 1279 10-11-90 5:03p
PATCHMAN NLM 4174 10-29-90 12:51p

IPXINCOM is a dynamic patch which is loaded at the file server console as a
NetWare Loadable Module. This patch fixes a problem in NetWare 386 V3.10a
resulting in the error "IPX received incomplete packet". This patch will
quell the error message that is reported to the screen and the error log of
the server. It is to be used in conjunction with OEM and 3rd party drivers
until the drivers are fixed. The offending driver can be in any client,
bridge or server. Old Client Ne/2 and old Host NE2000 drivers are known to
cause this problem and should be updated to currently released drivers.

Unlike v3.0 patches, the SERVER.EXE file is not modified by this patch.
IPXINCOM.NLM will patch the Operating System in memory, not on the disk.
This means that IPXINCOM must be loaded each time the server is brought up
for the patch to take effect. It is recommended that the command "LOAD
IPXINCOM" be placed in the server's AUTOEXEC.NCF file to ensure that the
patch is always in effect when the server is brought up.

Since it is a NetWare Loadable Module, IPXINCOM can be loaded and unloaded
without having to bring the server down. Once loaded, the Operating System
is patched and ready to go. Unloading IPXINCOM will restore the Operating
System to its original "un-patched" state.

Like all NLM-type patches, IPXINCOM requires the Patch Manager (PATCHMAN.NLM)
to be loaded before it can be loaded. If PATCHMAN is not already loaded,
IPXINCOM will attempt to locate PATCHMAN and load it automatically if found.

PATCHMAN only needs to be loaded once and then all NLM patches can be loaded.
PATCHMAN cannot be unloaded until all patches that rely on it are first
unloaded. Typing "PATCHES" at the system command line once PATCHMAN is
loaded will display all patches currently loaded on the file server.

To implement this patch:

1) Copy PATCHMAN.NLM and the IPXINCOM.NLM to the same directory as the
other NLM files on your system (SYS:SYSTEM is suggested).

2) After the system is brought up, type LOAD PATCHMAN at the console.

3) Type LOAD IPXINCOM. A message will appear saying that the Operating
System has been successfully patched. From this point on, all changes
are in effect until IPXINCOM is unloaded. If an error message appears,
contact your NetWare support provider.

NOTE: Changes made by patches are typically addressed in future releases of
NetWare. This patch and PATCHMAN.NLM will only operate on NetWare 386
v3.10a. Future versions of NetWare 386 will require a version of
PATCHMAN specific to that release.


Novell, Inc. makes no representations or warranties with respect to this
software patch, and specifically disclaims any express or implied warranties
of merchantability, title, or fitness for a particular purpose.
Novell's intentions for this software patch is to provide a temporary
work-around to the anomalies described in this file. Such work-arounds are
typically addressed in future releases of NetWare.
Novell will not be responsible for any data loss that may result from
implementing this patch. Novell strongly recommends a backup be made before
any patch is applied. Technical support for this patch is provided at the
discretion of Novell.

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