NetStorage provides secure Internet-based access to files and folders on Linux and NetWare® servers on 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 Linux or NetWare servers on your network.
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 Novell Virtual Office, Novell iFolder 2.x, 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 Linux server with Novell Nterprise™ Linux Services, users can potentially have access to any Linux or NetWare 5 or later server anywhere on your geographically dispersed network.