Creating an NCP share on a Linux POSIX file system creates an NCP volume name and associates it to a path for its mount point. You must create one or multiple NCP volumes in order to make Linux POSIX file system files and directories on an OES 11 SP2 server accessible to workstations running Novell Client software. Novell clients can then access files and folders on that NCP volume just like they do on NetWare.
IMPORTANT:The procedures in this section apply only to NCP shares on Linux POSIX file systems, not NSS volumes. For information about creating and managing NSS volumes on Linux, see OES 11 SP2: NSS File System Administration Guide for Linux.
In Novell Remote Manager, click> , then click .
In VOL1., type the name of the NCP volume you want to create, such as
The share name you specify is the volume name NCP clients will see. It is associated to a path on your Linux server. Names can be up to 14 alphanumeric characters. Underscores are allowed.
In, specify the path on a Linux POSIX file system (Ext3, XFS, or Reiser) to the NCP share name, then select check box beneath it if the directory in the path does not already exist.
For example, type /media/ncpvolumes/VOL1 as the share path.
IMPORTANT:You should not create an NCP share on NSS file systems. NSS volumes are by default NCP shares.
Theindicates the secondary storage location meant for DST operations.
Selecting the Create if notoption creates the path, if it is not already available.
(Optional) Enable or disable theoption by selecting or deselecting the check box.
Theoption is disabled (deselected) by default. This setting applies only for the specified NCP volume on Linux POSIX file systems (that is, for Ext3, XFS, or Reiser file systems, and not for NSS).
IMPORTANT:We recommend that the Section 10.8, Configuring Inherit POSIX Permissions for an NCP Volume.option be disabled (deselected). For information about the security implications of enabling this option, see
Clickto confirm the creation of the NCP volume (share).
This creates a mount point to the volume (share) name you specified, and mounts it to make it accessible to NCP clients.
Verify that the share was created successfully by clicking> to see a list of NCP shares.
The NCP volume should appear in the list, and be mounted. Mounted volumes appear with the name hyperlinked, and anbutton next to it.
Open a terminal console on the Linux server that you want to manage, then log in as the root user.
Use one of the following methods to create an NCP share on a Linux POSIX volume:
At the terminal console prompt, enter ncpcon to open the NCPCON utility, then enter
create volume ncp_volume_name path
At the terminal console prompt, enter
ncpcon create volume ncp_volume_name path
For example, if the volume name is vol1 and the path is /home/novell, enter
ncpcon create volume vol1 /home/novell
Replace ncp_volume_name with the name you want to assign to the new volume. Volume names are not case sensitive. Replace path with the path to the directory on your Linux server where you want the mount point to be created.
You can use NSSMU to create a Linux LVM volume group and logical volume on a device, make a file system on the volume, and mount the volume. You must have free unpartitioned space available on a device. The device should not be shareable for clustering.
For more information, see OES 11 SP2: Linux POSIX Volume Administration Guide.