SPX is a protocol from Novell. SQL Anywhere for NetWare, and Windows can employ the SPX protocol. This section provides some tips for using SPX under different operating systems.
SPX is not supported on 64-bit operating systems.
Some computers can use the NetWare bindery. These computers are NetWare servers or Windows computers where the Client Service for NetWare is installed. A client application on one of these computers does not need to use broadcasts to connect to the server if the server to which it is connecting is also using the bindery.
Applications running on computers not using the bindery must connect using one of the following:
An explicit address You can specify an explicit address using the Host protocol option. See the Host protocol option [IP].
Broadcast If a server is not found in the bindery, the client will attempt to find it using a broadcast. This can be disabled with by setting the DoBroadcast (DOBROAD) protocol option to NONE (client-side) or NO (server-side). See the DoBroadcast protocol option [DOBROAD].