The IPX watchdog packet is used to monitor a user session. When the workstation boots and get the login screen, an IPX/SPX protocol session is established with the server. The server sends a watchdog packet to the workstation every 5 minutes to check it is there. If the workstation responds, the server knows that everything is fine.
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.