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Support of CIFS and AFP without nss?

Hi,

Will there be the idea of supporting NCP-Server-Funktionality (including AFP und CIFS) without using nss for the volume?
Ncp only is possible.

Nice greets Martin
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Re: Support of CIFS and AFP without nss?

On 24/11/2011 14:26, mars24 wrote:

> Will there be the idea of supporting NCP-Server-Funktionality
> (including AFP und CIFS) without using nss for the volume?
> Ncp only is possible.


Is there a particular reason why you want this?

Are you looking for an alternative to using Netatalk and Samba?
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Re: Support of CIFS and AFP without nss?

On 24.11.2011 15:26, mars24 wrote:
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> Hi,
>
> Will there be the idea of supporting NCP-Server-Funktionality
> (including AFP und CIFS) without using nss for the volume?


Almost certainly no (as much as anybody outside of Novells
decision.makers can state that). Both cifs and novell-afp heavily rely
on NSS-only functionality. To make them work with non-nss filesystems
would result in a *huge* work, adding tons of code into the protocol
stack that today is available in the NSS filesystem.

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Re: Support of CIFS and AFP without nss?

Hi,

My idea was to have a cheap filesystem (inspecially glusterfs) mounted to a mountpoint on a ncpserver to have the possibility to access the filesystem with unc and novell-rights. this works.

It would be much more greater to use this rights also over cifs and afp. we don't need on this filesystems the features of nss.

I tried a little bit with oes11 an glusterfs. In generell it seems to work. When I "mount -o bind" the glusterfs-Folder into an small NSS-Volume I can use the cifs funktionality. AFP will not do that...

Nice greets
Martin
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Re: Support of CIFS and AFP without nss?

On 25/11/2011 07:26, mars24 wrote:

> My idea was to have a cheap filesystem (inspecially glusterfs) mounted
> to a mountpoint on a ncpserver to have the possibility to access the
> filesystem with unc and novell-rights. this works.


By 'cheap' I guess you're ignoring the cost of an OES2 license?

> It would be much more greater to use this rights also over cifs and
> afp. we don't need on this filesystems the features of nss.
>
> I tried a little bit with oes11 an glusterfs. In generell it seems to
> work. When I "mount -o bind" the glusterfs-Folder into an small
> NSS-Volume I can use the cifs funktionality. AFP will not do that...


So if you don't want to use NSS why use OES2 in the first place?
Wouldn't SLES (or openSUSE) achieve the same thing using Samba and Netatalk?

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Re: Support of CIFS and AFP without nss?

Hi,

We have a for our university a huge novell environment with many nss-NCP-Servers, groupwise, and eDirectory.

We look for a "cheap" and easy to configure Storage with no performance relevance. The big performance-store is on CX420c...

But our institutes have a huge amount on data, we could also export the folders as a NFS-Store or simple SAMBA-Store, but it would be much greater to have the benefits of the rights-management in combination with all fileprotocols.

Martin
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Re: Support of CIFS and AFP without nss?

On 25/11/2011 11:36, mars24 wrote:

> We have a for our university a huge novell environment with many
> nss-NCP-Servers, groupwise, and eDirectory.
>
> We look for a "cheap" and easy to configure Storage with no performance
> relevance. The big performance-store is on CX420c...
>
> But our institutes have a huge amount on data, we could also export the
> folders as a NFS-Store or simple SAMBA-Store, but it would be much
> greater to have the benefits of the rights-management in combination
> with all fileprotocols.


I suggest you submit an enhancement request at novell.com/rms

In case you're not already a member, if you're working for a University
using Novell (or NetIQ or SUSE) products you're eligible to join the
Novell Technology Transfer Partners (TTP) program. See my sig below.

HTH.
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Re: Support of CIFS and AFP without nss?

On 25.11.2011 12:36, mars24 wrote:
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> Hi,
>
> We have a for our university a huge novell environment with many
> nss-NCP-Servers, groupwise, and eDirectory.
>
> We look for a "cheap" and easy to configure Storage with no performance


Why not use a cheap NAS with iSCSI? That's what I do here for such purposes.

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