Novell and Samba

Eloy A. Paris eparis at
Tue Sep 9 02:22:29 GMT 1997

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl at> wrote:

And how about this:

: ok, how about this.
: 1) get an NT server.

Get a Linux server (much better and flexible than NT). You can use
the Linux server for other things like DNS, Samba, WWW, FTP, etc.,
you name it.

: 2) install the "Netware Gateway and Client services"

Linux can mount NetWare shares. Just compile IPX support in the
kernel and get the ncpfs package.

: 3) buy some NFS server program, or get SOSSNT (SOSS - nfs server for 
: windows.  SOSSNT - nfs server for windows, ported to NT).

Again, Linux can do this: just configure NFS support in the kernel.

: 4) configure the NT server to "re-export" the Novell server.  this is all 
: documented in the microsoft help files.  mount the Novell server as a 
: network drive on the NT server.

Change "NT" with "Linux" and "microsoft" with "Linux".

: 5) re-export, _yet_ again this network drive on the NT server, under NFS.

Same as before.

: 6) hope like hell that it works.

Me too :-)

I've seen this working:

NetWare -> Linux -> Samba -> Windows 95

The Windows 95 needed to run a setup.exe program in a NetWare directory.
Since I didn't want to waste my time installing the NetWare Client in
Windows 95 I mounted the NetWare directory in Linux, then made a Samba
share of this directory and accessed it with the Microsoft Client in
Windows 95. It works great and is fast.



Eloy A. Paris
Information Technology Department
Rockwell Automation de Venezuela
Telephone: +58-2-9432311 Fax: +58-2-9431645

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