The ipx_ticks file contains the configuration information required by ipxd, the IPX RIP/SAP daemon.
The RIP/SAP daemon can find out nearly all information it needs to run properly by scanning the file /proc/net/ipx_interfaces, and by asking other routers and servers on the net. The only information it can not get this way is the time it takes to send a packet over the different interfaces. This information is required by the IPX RIP protocol. It is specified in so-called ticks, which is about 55 ms per tick.
The format of this file is very simple. On each line of the file the tick value for a physical interface is specified. The first field is the name of the interface, and the ticks value follows after a white-space. Empty lines as well as lines starting with '#' are ignored. A possible example is the following:
# Tick values for IPX interfaces
# device name ticks value
The default ticks value for devices not specified in /etc/ipx_ticks is 1.
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