First post, by MasterM
As I'm new here, first I want to thank all DosBox developers. You're doing a great job!
Now to the point. Well dosbox's IPX tunneling via ipxnet works great but it requires one machine to act as a server. Many people are behind NAT and don't know how or are unable to open appropriate ports. There's also dynamic IP issue. Passing your IP address to all your friends may be pain in the ass. 😉
So I thought why not setup a dedicated IPXNET server. As dosbox cannot run in "daemon mode" without graphics, I took ipxserver code from svn repository, modified it a bit and wrapped into a small, shiny Linux console application. And it works great! 😀
So if you have any kind of problem running ipxnet server, just connect to masterm.org via ipxnet connect command. Keep in mind that it's a public system so anyone can join your game.
EDIT: Source code available here: [url]svn://masterm.org/ipxnet[/url] (requires libsdl-net1.2-dev or equivalent package).
You can see it in action here!