1.0 NetStorage Overview
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 Novell
Archive and Version Services 2.0 for NetWare Administration 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 using the Novell Client™ (see Section 1.2, What Users See When
They Access NetStorage).
- Supports access to users' Novell iFolder 2.x® accounts.
- Provides access to network files and folders via
NetWare WebAccess, Novell iFolder 2.x, and Novell exteNd Director™ 4.1
- 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.