SIB (Simple IPX Bridge) is able to tunnel IPX and IP frames received by your Ethernet device via UDP over the Internet. It is able to put the interface it listens on to promiscous mode, so all frames (not only broadcasts, and frames for the tunneling server) can be received.
Actually every 802.3 frame can be tunneled, but SIB only tunnels IPX frames per default (this can be changed via command line). SIB also filters SMB over IPX, to reduce network traffic (this can be disabled too).
Additionally SIB takes care which frames belong to local MAC addresses and sends only broadcasts and frame to non-local MACs to the remote host.
A non-plus-ultra is, that SIB can compress every frame it tunnels via LZO, but you must have LZO library installed.
You may ask yourself: "Why should I need this?" Well, there are lot of answers, but the main reason is: FOR GAMES. Even with KALI for Windows ($14.99) and KALI cracked 1.2 ($0 - but bugs bugs bugs) there is no real WHOLE NETWORK to WHOLE NETWORK connection program which can tunnel IPX, filter SMB, compress it, and works with 2.4.0. And EVERY new game (for Windows) uses IPX for "network" (or should I say Internet ;-) games. (RA2, Q3, HL...)
What's New in This Release:
· fix for "divide by zero" bug on alpha
· fixed hostname resolver
· added option to set local UDP port
· added option to bind to an specific local IP
· MAC lists flushed on SIGHUP