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Got Skills? Bridge 'em to Linux - Part 7

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Posted: 21 Jul 2006

Got Skills? Bridge `em to Linux - Part 7
by Kendra Dalin
Novell Connection Magazine - July 2006

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If you're as comfortable with NetWare services as you are in your favorite old jeans, we've got good news: the NetWare services you've grown to know and love are also available on Novell Open Enterprise Server for Linux. The arguably better news is that getting and keeping Open Enterprise Server for Linux up and running is easier than you might think-and this series intends to prove it to you.

This is the seventh article in a nine-part series designed to help you bridge your NetWare skills to Open Enterprise Server for Linux. Like Novell's free training program upon which it is based, this series seeks to demystify the process of deploying and managing Open Enterprise Server for Linux. (See

The first three articles in this series provide primarily background information, including a summary of the Linux history, a discussion of Linux fundamentals, and an introduction to Novell Open Enterprise Server. (If you haven't already, check these out: See "Got Skills?", Novell Connection Online, January 2006, "Back to Basics," Novell Connection, Q1 2006, Novell Connection Magazine, March 2006, Tech Talk #2.)

Parts 4 and 5 in this series move beyond this necessary foundation and take the first big steps toward achieving the series' goal. Bridging the gap between your NetWare know-how and Linux naivete, Part 4 walks through commonly-used NetWare tasks to highlight their functional equivalents on Open Enterprise Server for Linux. (See Part 4.) Further illustrating that NetWare knowledge serves you well in a Novell Linux environment, Part 5 discusses two familiar server management tools for Open Enterprise Server for Linux: Novell Remote Manager for Linux and Novell iManager 2.5. (See Part 5.)

This article is the second of two articles designed to increase your understanding of the Linux file system. Last month's article introduces Linux file system choices, structure and commands. (See "Got Skills? Bridge 'Em to Linux Part 6"), To continue this discussion, this article provides basic information about these topics:

  • Linux disk partitions
  • Novell Storage Services (NSS) on Linux
  • Linux file system access control
  • NetWare Core Protocol (NCP) server and file access for Linux
  • Native client file access for Linux

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