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Date:   Tue, 14 Nov 2017 09:12:51 -0800
From:   Petr Vandrovec <>
To:     Matthew Wilcox <>
Cc:     Stephen Hemminger <>,
        Al Viro <>,,,,, Stephen Hemminger <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next 2/2] ncpfs: move net/ncpfs to drivers/staging/ncpfs

On Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 5:14 AM, Matthew Wilcox <> wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 12, 2017 at 11:22:27AM -0800, Stephen Hemminger wrote:
>> The Netware Core Protocol is a file system that talks to
>> Netware clients over IPX. Since IPX has been dead for many years
>> move the file system into staging for eventual interment.
> Should probably cc Petr on this ... (added)

  NCP and ncpfs can actually run over UDP and TCP too, so there is
no hard IPX dependency.

Saying that, I think that ncpfs fully deserves being removed/obsoleted.
It is pretty hard to find hardware on which NetWare can still run, most
of distributions do not ship userspace tools anymore, and as far as
I can tell there are zero users.

So feel free to go ahead and do what you got to do...


P.S.: Sorry if you get it multiple times.  I could not figure out how to
make gmail app to not send text/html :-(  Hopefully now from computer
I can send it as text/plain.

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