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Novell Internetwork Packet Exchange (Novell / IPX)

Introduction

In the Novell protocol suite, with IPX, MAC addresses are predictable because the network layer either embeds the MAC address in the network-layer address or uses an algorithm to determine the MAC address. Novell protocol suites run on virtually any media-access protocol (Layer 2) and additionally, run on virtually any kind of computer system, from PCs to mainframes.