To use iFolder, your workstation must meet the prerequisites discussed in the following sections:
The iFolder client requires the following minimum hardware:
At least enough space on your hard drive to download and install the iFolder client for your system (5-10 MB).
A network adapter.
A network connection must be active only when synchronizing files.
When working with a Novell iFolder enterprise server, workstations can use static or dynamic IP addresses.
The iFolder client supports the following workstation operating systems:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 11
The iFolder Linux client requires the Mono framework for Linux and a GNOME* desktop foriFolder Nautilus plug-in support.
Windows XP SP2 and above
Windows Vista SP1 and above
Macintosh OS X (Intel architecture) v10.4.11 and later (requires Mono 1.2.5 ). PowerPc architecture is not supported.
For a Linux workstation, the iFolder client requires the Mono framework. Mono is a development platform for running and developing modern applications. Based on the ECMA/ISO Standards, Mono can run existing programs that target the .NET or Java frameworks. The Mono Project is an open source effort led by Novell and is the foundation for many new applications. For information about Mono, see the Mono Project Web site.
If you ever need to upgrade Mono for other software, please check the latest Readme on the Novell iFolder Documentation Web site to see if Novell explicitly supports that Mono version and to learn any necessary steps to make the upgrade work correctly.
If you have previously installed Mono, make sure the permissions on Mono directories are set correctly:
On your Linux computer, open a terminal window.
At the prompt, log in as the root user by entering su, then enter your root password.
Navigate to the /usr/lib directory. At the prompt, enter
At the prompt, enter the following command to change the Mono permissions in the /usr/lib directory:
chmod 755 -R mono
Navigate to the /etc directory. At the prompt, enter
At the prompt, enter the following command to change the Mono permissions in the /etc directory:
chmod 755 -R mono
You need one of the following supported Web browsers on your client computers:
Microsoft Internet Explorer* 6.0/ 7.0/8.0
Safari* 3.0.4 and later
For secure connections, Novell iFolder servers expect users to connect to the enterprise server account and the Web Access server with SSL 3.0 connections. Both the client and browser connections use the browser’s settings for SSL. If Microsoft Internet Explorer is installed on your system, the iFolder client uses those settings over any other browser configuration for the client. Make sure the IE browser settings and other browsers you use to connect to iFolder servers are configured to use SSL 3.0.
An active network connection is necessary to synchronize files in your iFolders. Your computer must be active and online for access to and synchronization with any enterprise servers where you have iFolder accounts.
Contact your iFolder administrator to get the server IP address or DNS name of the Novell iFolder enterprise server for your iFolder account. For example, 192.168.1.1 or ifolder3.example.com.
Contact your iFolder administrator to get the URL with the server IP address or DNS name of Novell iFolder Web Access server for your iFolder account. For example, http://192.168.1.1/ifolder or http://ifolder3.example.com/ifolder.