You can mount netware volumes on a linux system, logging in via either NDS
or Binary depending on what your user account is set up as. Do a man
ncpmount for more details. There is also a client program for linux logging
in to Netware Volumes. http://www.de.uu.net/shop/JFL/linux/NETCALD.HTM
<http://www.de.uu.net/shop/JFL/linux/NETCALD.HTM> here's a report on it
<http://www.zdnet.com/sr/stories/issue/0,4537,372650,00.html> , originally
written for Caldera but portable to other distributions. There's also
support for Netware pserver and rprinter on Unix/Linux platforms. Let's see
now what else have we .... Eh there are "Netware Servers" packages for
Linux; mars_nwe and lwared.
I'm sure there's a lot more out there, after all Unix and Netware
have been having conversations with each other for quite some time now . . .
Then other systems started butting in, ah well.
From: John Gay [mailto:John_Gay at eur.3com.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 1999 8:04 AM
To: ilug at linux.ie
Subject: [ILUG] Novell netware and Linux?
I realise this is probably a no-brainer, but, being
lan-illiterate, I'll ask
I've made some progress in encouraging the use of Linux over
M$, but am still
getting some flack. The latest nail I put in M$'s coffin
here was StarOffice.
Now that it is being distributed by Sun, and completely
free, rather than the
personal version, this is getting serious consideration to
replace M$ office.
I've also been told that there is also a Lotus Notes client
available for Linux.
This pretty much wraps it up for necessary app's. Netscape
is the default
browser, due to I.E.'s failings. The last question that's
been asked of me was,
'Can we still use Novell Netware?' I don't fully understand
how Novell fits in,
exactly, but it is what we use to log in. I've also provided
about Printer support, which was also a concern, but rather
pointless, as we use
HP's almost exclusively, and they are all fully supported.
If I could explain,
with confidence that, yes, of course you can still use
Novell, I just might be
able to convince the powers that allmost-be to set up one
Linux box as a
workstation and give it a good trial. First, they could give
it to a
UNIX-literate type, until they get all the config's the way
they like, then they
could try giving it to a regular desk jockey and see just
how trouble-free it
is when macro-virii no longer cause it to slow to a crawl,
and the desk jockey
can no longer keep down-loading multiple screen savers and
games that then
refuse to remove themselves cleanly. I don't expect this to
happen over night,
but then just last year I was told ' There is absolutely NO
WAY a Linux box will
be allowed on our LAN.' Now I am constantly being approached
by this same person
asking things like, 'can I get a Lotus client for Linux? How
about an office
suite? Will it work with Novell? But it doesn't support most
printers, does it?
Can I make it look like WindowsNT so no one will notice it?'
I am starting to
think that possibly, in another year or two, Linux will
start to replace NT and
95 on the desktops. The last obstacle is the support issue.
With Sun, HP, IBM,
Dell and all the rest getting behind Linux, I can't see that
standing in the way
much longer. After all, ALL our Desktop PS's are Dell!
If you can provide a URL I can forward that explains using
Novell with Linux, it
would be very helpful to the cause.
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