NetStorage provides secure Internet-based access to files and folders on a NetWare® server in your network, using either a browser or Microsoft Web Folders (Microsoft's implementation of WebDAV). NetStorage authentication relies on the power of Novell® eDirectory™ to provide secure access, so Internet-based access is as secure as accessing files from within the network.
Novell NetStorage includes the following benefits:
Lets users securely copy, move, rename, delete, read, and write files between any Internet-enabled machine and a NetWare server on your network.
Lets users access archived copies of their files (see the NW 6.5 SP8: Novell Archive and Version Services 2.1 User Guide).
Eliminates the need to use a virtual private network (VPN) client to access files.
Eliminates the need to e-mail or copy data from one machine to another.
Supports Internet standards such as HTTP, HTTPS, HTML, XML, and WebDAV.
Supports the use of drive mappings that users are accustomed to when they log in through the Novell Client (see Section 1.2, What Users See When They Access NetStorage).
Provides access to network files and folders via NetWare WebAccess and Novell exteNd Director™ 4.1 Standard Edition.
Supports Storage Location objects used to display a specified name for a network directory in the NetStorage directory access list displayed through Microsoft Web Folders or a Web browser (see Storage Location).
With NetStorage installed on one NetWare 6.5 server, users can potentially have access to any NetWare 5 or later server anywhere on your geographically dispersed network.