Novell Open Enterprise Server supports both the AFP and CIFS/SMB (listed simply as CIFS in the YaST Control Center interface) protocols.
NOTE:If you prefer, you can enable both AFP and CIFS on the same server.
AFP is Apple's network protocol solution to provide network file services for Mac OS X and classic Mac OS. Large numbers of Mac clients can mount a remotely located volume (file system) through AFP and use the files simultaneously.
For more information, including procedures for enabling AFP, see the Novell AFP for Linux Administration Guide.
CIFS is a network file system plus a set of auxiliary services supported by underlying protocols. CIFS allows the sharing of directories, files, printers, and advertisement across a network. CIFS includes protocols for service announcement, naming, authentication, and authorization.
For more information, including procedures for enabling CIFS, see the Novell CIFS for Linux Administration Guide.