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Old 08-02-2005, 09:56 AM   #1
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Location: Sunny Florida, USA
Distribution: Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
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Unable to mount netware volume with ncpfs

Although I can ping the netware server, the ncpmount command keeps returning a "Server not found (0x8847)" error. The exact command I am running is (names have been changed to protect the innocent :-):

ncpmount -S nwserver  -V /vol1/corp/home/jdoe  -U jdoe /mnt/netware
I've tried substituting the IP address for the server as well. I know the syntax is correct because it comes back and prompts for a password but then I get the "server not found" error. I've tried googling on the error code but, the results weren't all that helpful for a networking neophyte like me.

Distro: Fedora Core 4
Kernel: 2.6.12-1.1398_FC4
ipxutils version: 2.2.4-8
ncpfs version: 2.2.4-8
Old 08-02-2005, 02:11 PM   #2
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After MUCH searching, I am still unable to connect; however, I have some additional information:

1. Connecting to Netware from Linux requires IPX

2. After loading the ipx kernel module and setting the ipx_interface for auto, I still didn't receive a network address

3. After consulting with our Netware admin, I got the network address (is this the same as the server address? Because I think that is what he gave me)

4. I forced the settings by disabling the auto configure and manually configured the card like so:

ipx_interface add -p eth0 802.2 0xXXXXXX
(the last number is obviously the network address he gave me)

I am STILL receiving the "server not found error" but I did notice that a:

lsmod |grep ipx
indicates that the ipx module is not being used ("Used by" value is 0)

Does this mean that the card is not correctly "bound" to the module? Shouldn't it show at least 1 if the card is set up correctly?

I hope this additional information is enough to trigger something because it's driving me insane! Even the network admin isn't much help.
Old 05-28-2021, 03:49 AM   #3
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ncpmount on linux

it works on slackware 14
it does not work on Ubuntu


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