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Darrell Eddy Absent Member.
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Migrating from Netware based NAMP to OES Linux LAMP server for web services

I am running a Netware 6.5 server with Apache, MySQL and PHP services. I
also use mod_edir to allow them to store their web pages in a directory in
their home directories (public_html). This lets us access their web page
via "www.web.edu/~username". I want to migrate to an OES Linux by adding it
to the edir 8.8 three as a LAMP server. What can I use to achieve the same
functionality? Will I be able to keep the web page storage on an existing
Netware 6.5 server that holds their "home/public_html" directories? What
file system should I use to make it easiest for users to continue using
their web directories in the easiest manner? Or is there a better solution
that I should consider. I am hoping that some of your experiences can guide
me.

Darrell Eddy


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Brunold Rainer
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Re: Migrating from Netware based NAMP to OES Linux LAMP serv

Darrell,

if you run apache as a lum enabled edirectory user, it can access files from NSS volumes, where user can create / modify them. You can simply create a NSS volume and point the DocumentRoot of apache to it. Below create directories for each user and make sure that the apache user has at least read/filescan rights to them. Then you should have nearly the same situation as you have right now with the Hetware box.

Rainer
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Re: Migrating from Netware based NAMP to OES Linux LAMP server for webservices

Hi,

Darrell Eddy wrote:
>
> I am running a Netware 6.5 server with Apache, MySQL and PHP services. I
> also use mod_edir to allow them to store their web pages in a directory in
> their home directories (public_html). This lets us access their web page
> via "www.web.edu/~username". I want to migrate to an OES Linux by adding it
> to the edir 8.8 three as a LAMP server. What can I use to achieve the same
> functionality?


I'm afraid nothing, sorry.

> Will I be able to keep the web page storage on an existing
> Netware 6.5 server that holds their "home/public_html" directories?


No. At least not without *a lot* of work. For a start, Linux *must*
permanently mount any remote filesystem it wants to access. That said,
the homedirs in reality must exist on the local server where Apache runs
on. Additionally, it can only use the linux users homdirs, but not the
eDirectory one, at least not without doing all this manually yourself.
There is no even remotely functional equivalent to mod_edir on linux I'm
afraid.

CU,
--
Massimo Rosen
Novell Product Support Forum Sysop
No emails please!
http://www.cfc-it.de
CU,
--
Massimo Rosen
Micro Focus Knowledge Partner
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http://www.cfc-it.de
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Darrell Eddy Absent Member.
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Re: Migrating from Netware based NAMP to OES Linux LAMP server for web services

Thanks for the reply,

With this in mind, what do you suggest my course of action should be? I am
a Linux newbie so this will be a learning process for me.

Darrell


"Massimo Rosen" <mrosenNO@SPAMcfc-it.de> wrote in message
news:4B261C27.91FD08D7@SPAMcfc-it.de...
> Hi,
>
> Darrell Eddy wrote:
>>
>> I am running a Netware 6.5 server with Apache, MySQL and PHP services. I
>> also use mod_edir to allow them to store their web pages in a directory
>> in
>> their home directories (public_html). This lets us access their web page
>> via "www.web.edu/~username". I want to migrate to an OES Linux by adding
>> it
>> to the edir 8.8 three as a LAMP server. What can I use to achieve the
>> same
>> functionality?

>
> I'm afraid nothing, sorry.
>
>> Will I be able to keep the web page storage on an existing
>> Netware 6.5 server that holds their "home/public_html" directories?

>
> No. At least not without *a lot* of work. For a start, Linux *must*
> permanently mount any remote filesystem it wants to access. That said,
> the homedirs in reality must exist on the local server where Apache runs
> on. Additionally, it can only use the linux users homdirs, but not the
> eDirectory one, at least not without doing all this manually yourself.
> There is no even remotely functional equivalent to mod_edir on linux I'm
> afraid.
>
> CU,
> --
> Massimo Rosen
> Novell Product Support Forum Sysop
> No emails please!
> http://www.cfc-it.de



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Re: Migrating from Netware based NAMP to OES Linux LAMP server for webservices

Hi,

Darrell Eddy wrote:
>
> Thanks for the reply,
>
> With this in mind, what do you suggest my course of action should be? I am
> a Linux newbie so this will be a learning process for me.


I wish I had an answer to that, sorry. 😞

CU,
--
Massimo Rosen
Novell Product Support Forum Sysop
No emails please!
http://www.cfc-it.de
CU,
--
Massimo Rosen
Micro Focus Knowledge Partner
No emails please!
http://www.cfc-it.de
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Re: Migrating from Netware based NAMP to OES Linux LAMP server forweb services

On 14/12/2009 15:36, Darrell Eddy wrote:

> With this in mind, what do you suggest my course of action should be? I am
> a Linux newbie so this will be a learning process for me.


So you want to move from Apache on NetWare handling personal web pages
to Apache on Linux.

Where do the home directories live - stay on the NetWare server or move
to Linux?
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Darrell Eddy Absent Member.
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Re: Migrating from Netware based NAMP to OES Linux LAMP server for web services

Yes, and they are currently on Netware NSS volumes. I am willing to move
them to linux. I am just not sure how to make it easy for the users to
maintain their own pages in Linux. The Linux sever would be part of the
tree.

Darrell


"Simon Flood" <smflood@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote in message
news:AQJVm.5281$fB.2035@kovat.provo.novell.com...
> On 14/12/2009 15:36, Darrell Eddy wrote:
>
>> With this in mind, what do you suggest my course of action should be? I
>> am a Linux newbie so this will be a learning process for me.

>
> So you want to move from Apache on NetWare handling personal web pages to
> Apache on Linux.
>
> Where do the home directories live - stay on the NetWare server or move to
> Linux?
> --
> Simon
> Novell Knowledge Partner (NKP)
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Do you work with Novell technologies at a university, college or school?
> If so, your campus could benefit from joining the Novell Technology
> Transfer Partners (TTP) group. See www.novell.com/ttp for more details.
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------



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Darrell Eddy Absent Member.
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Revisiting: Migrating from Netware based NAMP to OES Linux LAMP server for web services


Since there is no mod_edir function in Linux, I plan to do the following:

Build OES Linux A.M.P. web server
Use the UserDir directive so that when users type
"http://example.com/~username/" they will get content out of the home
directory of the user "username"

I will have both a web and users file system on the Linux server
Because I still have some apps the depend on NetWare running on our main
server, the main users home directory will be on Netware and the user web
directory will be on the Linux box.
So, from the login script, I currently map the users home directory to H:
"Netware-server\users:\home\username\"; and their web directory to W:
"Netware-server\users:\home\username\public_html" as both reside on the
Netware box. With all else being equal, the users web directory will now be
on the Linux box under OES-Linux-Server\user:\username\public_html. Should
I use NSS or the Linux file system for the partitions that will hold the
user directories so that they can map to them? I am new to Linux just need
some guidance.

Thanks in advance for your help,

Darrell Eddy

"Darrell Eddy" <eddy@latech.edu> wrote in message
news:r0QVm.5359$fB.3577@kovat.provo.novell.com...
> Yes, and they are currently on Netware NSS volumes. I am willing to move
> them to linux. I am just not sure how to make it easy for the users to
> maintain their own pages in Linux. The Linux sever would be part of the
> tree.
>
> Darrell
>
>
> "Simon Flood" <smflood@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote in message
> news:AQJVm.5281$fB.2035@kovat.provo.novell.com...
>> On 14/12/2009 15:36, Darrell Eddy wrote:
>>
>>> With this in mind, what do you suggest my course of action should be? I
>>> am a Linux newbie so this will be a learning process for me.

>>
>> So you want to move from Apache on NetWare handling personal web pages to
>> Apache on Linux.
>>
>> Where do the home directories live - stay on the NetWare server or move
>> to Linux?
>> --
>> Simon
>> Novell Knowledge Partner (NKP)
>>
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> Do you work with Novell technologies at a university, college or school?
>> If so, your campus could benefit from joining the Novell Technology
>> Transfer Partners (TTP) group. See www.novell.com/ttp for more details.
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------

>
>



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