Getting to NetWare Volumes from Linux

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By Mark Batchelor

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Posted: 13 Jan 2004

I have seen some ideas about accessing NetWare volumes from Linux. There are many ways to do this, but the way that works best for me is below.

SOLUTION: Use Novel Client from http://novelclient.sourceforge.net.

  1. Head on over to http://novelclient.sourceforge.net/ and download the Novell Client for Linux. (It's an open source front end to the ncpfs utilities for Linux).
  2. Next, assuming that you have a recent version of Linux (I'm using the latest Redhat), ncpfs should already be installed. That being the case, install the Novell Client for Linux and fire it up.

It's a nice little GUI that allows you to mount any type of NetWare volume. (NSS or traditional). It also works in a pure IP environment. I use it every day and it works great for me. It also supports things like packet signature levels and such and some limited login scripting. It's a great alternative to putting NFS on your NetWare servers.

If you have any questions you may contact Mark at batch@speakeasy.net

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