B.0 Comparing AFP on NetWare and AFP on Linux

This section compares features and capabilities of Novell Apple Filing Protocol on the NetWare and Linux platforms for a Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 SP2 server.

Feature Description

AFP for NetWare

AFP for Linux

Administration

Limited to starting and stopping the server.

Ability to configure AFP server parameters through iManager.

Administering the AFP Server

File names and paths

sys:\etc\ctxs.cfg

sys:\etc\afpvol.cfg

sys:\etc\afptcp.log

/etc/opt/novell/afptcpd/afpdircxt.conf

/etc/opt/novell/afptcpd/afpvols.conf

/etc/opt/novell/afptcpd/afptcpd.conf

/var/log/afptcpd/afptcp.log

Installation

Customized installation during installation of NetWare 6.5.

See, Installing Novell Native File Access Protocols on a NetWare 6.5 Server in the NW 6.5 SP8: AFP, CIFS, and NFS (NFAP) Administration Guide

Installation through YaST along with associated dependencies.

Installing and Setting Up AFP

Simple password support

Yes

No

Universal Password

Yes. Limited to 8 characters.

Yes. More than 8 characters.

Migration support

Not Applicable

Support to migrate from NetWare to Linux.

Support to migrate from Linux to Linux.

Migrating AFP to OES 11 SP2

Mac versions supported

Classic Mac, Mac OS 10.3, 10.4, 10.5, and 10.6

Mac OS 10.3, 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, and 10.7

Cross-protocol locking

Supported for AFP, CIFS, and NCP.

Supported for AFP, CIFS, and NCP.

Authentication methods

Cleartext

Two-Way Random Key Exchange

Random Exchange

Cleartext

Two-Way Random Key Exchange

Random Exchange

Diffie Hellman Exchange

Diffie Hellman Exchange 2

Dynamic detection of volumes

Yes

Yes

Choosing volumes to be exported

Yes

Yes

SLP and Bonjour support

Supports only SLP

Supports both SLP and Bonjour

Support for 64-bit architecture

No

Yes

Guest user support

Yes

Yes