The next lesson concludes this module.
||Examples and advice
||Map server directories to shared volumes
/var/mars_new/sys is set up as the SYS volume.
||Use this section to list your own server name
SLIST command, which lists servers, will return this value.
||Internal network number
||Set the server's IPX network number Default is the IP address of the host; but is changeable
||Do not use a number that is in use on your internal network.
||Configure the NetWare version you are using
||Some clients respond better to particular server versions. Check your client's documentation, but a good number is 3.11.
Specify the supervisor's password
After the first login, you should change the supervisor's password; it will be stored encrypted once
Automatic mapping of logins
Define user accounts explicitly; map logins with
If you map logins with a password, you have to choose a common password for users, and then log in as
each user and set his or her password to something else.
Map queue names to printers on your system
Use this to map your different Linux printers to NetWare volumes. For example, you could map
Novell's networking scheme was developed with DOS in mind, and later Windows. As such, it does not include support for Unix-style permissions or file ownership. The Novell
setup is very efficient, however; it is often possible to achieve faster file transfers using Novell networking than using SMB/CIFS or NFS.
Linux includes support for Novell networking protocols. To turn a Linux computer into a Novell server, you must use one of two packages:
- mars_nwe or
Most Linux distributions ship with at least one of these packages. You can use Linux as a client on a Novell network by using the ncpfs kernel module. In both configurations,
you must also include IPX networking support in the Linux kernel. It is possible to bind SMB/CIFS to the Novell network stack, but only in Windows. Linux does not support this option.