Complete Protocol dictionary, glossary and reference
IPX: Internetwork Packet Exchange
Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX) is the legacy network protocol used by the Novell NetWare operating systems to route packets through an internetwork. IPX is a datagram protocol used for connectionless communications—similar to IP (Internet Protocol) in the TCP/IP suite. Higher-level protocols, such as SPX and NCP, are used for additional error recovery services.