35.6 NCP Implementation and Maintenance

The implementation information in the following sections can help you get started with NCP on OES servers.

35.6.1 NCP Services on NetWare

After installing an OES NetWare server, eDirectory users on Windows workstations with the Novell Client installed can access all the directories and files that you have granted them access to.

A common way for granting access is using the menu button (the red N) located in the system tray (taskbar) on most workstations after the Novell Client is installed. More information about managing file access is available in Section 33.0, Access.

35.6.2 Novell NCP Server for Linux

If you have installed the NCP Server for Linux, the same eDirectory/Novell Client users can access files on the OES Linux server. However, there are no home or data volumes available initially. These require a setup step not required on NetWare.

The Default NCP Volume

The NCP Server for Linux enables NCP access to NCP volumes defined on the OES Linux server. When you install the NCP server, the installation creates one NCP volume named SYS: that maps to the /usr/novell/sys folder on the Linux server.

This NCP volume contains LOGIN and PUBLIC directories that, in turn, contain a small subset of the files found on a NetWare server in the directories with the same names.

Creating Home and Data Volume Pointers

Initially, there are no NCP home directories or data volumes available to Novell Clients that attach to an OES Linux server.

If you want users to have NCP home or data directories on the server, you must decide where you want these directories to live on the server’s partitions and then create NCP volumes using the NCPCON utility at the Linux shell prompt.

For example, if you wanted to create an NCP volume (pointer) named HOME and mount it to the /usr folder on the Linux server, you would enter the following command at the shell prompt:

ncpcon create volume HOME /usr

After issuing this command, when a Novell Client attaches to the OES Linux server, the HOME: volume appears along with the SYS: volume created by the installation.

IMPORTANT:NCP Volume pointers are always created with uppercase names ( HOME:, SYS:, etc.) regardless of the case specified when the volume pointers are created.

35.6.3 Assigning File Trustee Rights

You can use the same methods for assigning file trustee rights on NCP volumes on OES Linux servers that you use when assigning them on NetWare. For example, the Novell Client can be used by anyone with the Access Control right on the volume, or the root user can use the ncpcon utility > rights command at a shell prompt to administer NCP trustee rights. See Changing NCP File System Rights in the NCP Server for Linux Administration Guide . (The ncpcon rights command is related to but not the same as the rights utility used to manage trustees on NSS volumes.)

35.6.4 NCP Maintenance

Because NCP provides Novell Client access to files on OES NetWare and OES Linux servers, the service is covered by maintenance tasks that apply to file systems on these servers. For information on maintaining file services, see the Open Enterprise Server SP2 (NetWare 6.5 SP6) Documentation section in the online documentation.