NW 6.5 SP8: Novell Distributed File Services Administration Guide

This document describes how to configure and manage Novell® Distributed File Services for Novell Storage Services™ (NSS) volumes on a NetWare® 6.5 SP8 server. Except where noted otherwise, all instructions apply to both the Linux* and NetWare platforms.

IMPORTANT:This book contains information for NetWare 6.5 SP8 and Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 SP1 Linux. For the latest information about using Novell Distriburted File Services on Linux, see the Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 SP2 Linux or later versions of the OES 2 SP2: Novell Distributed File Services Administration Guide.


This guide is intended for network administrators. Section 15.0, Security Considerations describes key security issues for security administrators.


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Documentation Updates

For the most recent version of the Novell Distributed File Services Administration Guide, see the latest NetWare 6.5 SP8 Documentation Web site.

Additional Documentation

For information about DFS XML options, see the Novell Developer Kit: Virtual File Services.

For information about OES 2 services referenced in this guide, see the following:

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