Novell OES SP2 Linux Tips for NetWare Administrators

We plan to expand the information in this guide over time. However, it will never become a substitute for the formal, intensive training that is required to become an efficient and successful Linux administrator.


This guide is designed to help network administrators understand some of the similarities and differences between NetWare and Linux, and to begin working with OES Linux


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Documentation Updates

Changes made to this manual since the initial product release are summarized in Section A.0, Documentation Updates.

Documentation Conventions

In this documentation, a greater-than symbol (>) is used to separate actions within a step and items within a cross-reference path.

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When a single pathname can be written with a backslash for some platforms, or a forward slash for other platforms, the pathname is presented with a forward slash to reflect the Linux* convention. Users of platforms that require a backslash, such as NetWare®, should use backslashes as required by the software.