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Old 03-31-2004, 02:50 AM   #1
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Novell client in linux????


I'm a real in networking and security,

I just wanna ask , if I want to install a novell client in linux, ( general )
what can I do, how many ways to do that? which one is better??

thanx
 
Old 04-01-2004, 02:13 PM   #2
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I'm looking too. I looked on Novell's site and also asked our local Netware guru, but haven't found anything yet. I'll post if I find anything.

Dave
 
Old 04-01-2004, 02:18 PM   #3
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What do you want to do? Where are you planning on getting the client from?

Really, and I'm not having a go at you, your questions are too vague to be meaningful.
 
Old 04-01-2004, 02:48 PM   #4
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Funny you should ask. Just on a whim I decided to try this today. It actually worked!

Big thanks to jleone@pacbell.net for this!

First, you need to have three packages installed:
1. NCPFS
2. IPXUTILS
3. MARS-NWE

Follow these steps:

1. Configure Linux to automatically start up Mars-NWE every time it boots up.

2. Edit the /etc/rc.d/rc.local file and add some lines:
ipx_configure --auto_interface=on --auto_primary=on
ipx_interface delall ipx_interface add -p eth0 802.3
ipx_interface check eth0 802.3
ncpmount -S "server" -V "volume" -U "user" -P "password" /"mountpointdirectory"

3. Create the mountpoint directory, "mkdir /mnt/whatever"

4. Reboot

I was then able to see all my files on the NW volume from my linux box. It amazed me. I could even log into via ssh, then go to the dir and vi my files on the NW volume. That was cool.

The one thing that was strange however were these errors in /var/log/messages:

Apr 1 09:54:24 terra nwserv: !! 04.01,09:54:24 NWS 0 0:PANIC !!
Apr 1 09:54:24 terra nwserv: 04.01,09:54:24 NWS 0 0:!! IPX IN USE ERROR !!:
Apr 1 09:54:24 terra nwserv: mars_nwe would kill existing IPX programs if starting
Apr 1 09:54:24 terra nwserv: because it must reinit ipx devices.
Apr 1 09:54:24 terra nwserv: Please stop other IPX programs e.g. ncpmount,
Apr 1 09:54:24 terra nwserv: or change mars_nwe's configuration.
Apr 1 09:54:24 terra nwserv:
Apr 1 09:54:24 terra mars-nwe: nwserv startup succeeded

However, it still works?
 
Old 04-01-2004, 02:51 PM   #5
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Whoops, the rc.local got messed up.
Should be like this:

ipx_configure --auto_interface=on --auto_primary=on
ipx_interface delall
ipx_interface add -p eth0 802.3
ipx_interface check eth0 802.3
ncpmount -S "server" -V "volume" -U "user" -P "password" /"mountpointdirectory"

Thats better...
 
Old 04-03-2004, 10:57 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by XavierP
What do you want to do? Where are you planning on getting the client from?
I'm actually looking to get the client so that I can access certain network resources on my work network. (Trying not to have to need Windows for anything) I tried the http://novelclient.sourceforge.net/ but was having installation troubles on FC2-test1 (but I'm having other issues on that box as well).

I'll have to try what paleogryph suggested if the client from sourceforge won't install. I'll post my results back here.
 
Old 04-05-2004, 08:43 PM   #7
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Gee Bull.......

Great references, thanx
I'm working on it.........
Just to make the good use of my Novell account in my university
 
Old 04-05-2004, 08:53 PM   #8
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You only need the IPX utils if your Novell server still implements/requires it. Our Novell setup only uses IP. I simply grabbed ncpfs from sourceforge and compiled on Slackware 9.1 and used the ncpmount command that paleogryph listed. Works like a charm.
 
Old 05-27-2004, 02:41 PM   #9
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any way to mount multiple volumes on multiple servers (as in NDS) without putting the username and password in clear text in the ncpmount script?
 
  


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