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iFolder or NetStorage?

We currently run NW6sp5 on a 2-node cluster and another that we use as FTP
server. We want to stop running FTP, and setup so that users can access
some clustered volumes remotely using a VPN account so that it would be
more secure than thru FTP. What would be the recommended solution?
Installed iFolder on server where we run FTP and not run FTP?
With iFolder, would users be able to access clustered volumes, or just the
ifolder volume?
Or, installed Netstorage and run Netstorage instead of FTP?
With NetStorage will users be able to access their data on the clustered
volumes thru this server?

When we upgrade to OES 6.5,, will it upgrade nicely?

Appreciate advice.
Thanx.
Haydee
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Re: iFolder or NetStorage?

does this help?

http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/qna/1345.html


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> does this help?
>
> http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/qna/1345.html
>

Netstorage is probably what we want to do.
From a browser I logged in thru netstorage from one of our servers. It
reads login scripts for mappings, etc.,. Is there anyway to hide the sys:
volume when using netstorage thru a browser? With FTP we are able to hide
sys:, and user's default to their home director only.
The idea of wanting to use NetStorage is to be able to allow them remote
access to all data volumes (not just home dir), with the exception of sys:
volume.

Please advise some more.
thanx again.
Haydee

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how about a special login script?

Sample Container Login Script:

; NetStorage Drive Mappings

IF <WEBACCESS> = "1"

MAP G:=\\10.253.52.20\USERS\City\Teachers\%CN

MAP I:=\\10.253.52.20\VOL1\City\School\TEACHERS

; Novell Client Drive Mappings

ELSE

MAP ROOT G:=.Server1_USERS.Services.Location.ORG:City\Teachers\%CN

MAP ROOT I:=.Server1_VOL1.Services.Location.ORG:City\School\TEACHERS

END

http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?/10086821.htm


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> how about a special login script?
>
> Sample Container Login Script:
>
> ; NetStorage Drive Mappings
>
> IF <WEBACCESS> = "1"
>
> MAP G:=\\10.253.52.20\USERS\City\Teachers\%CN
>
> MAP I:=\\10.253.52.20\VOL1\City\School\TEACHERS
>
> ; Novell Client Drive Mappings
>
> ELSE
>
> MAP ROOT G:=.Server1_USERS.Services.Location.ORG:City\Teachers\%CN
>
> MAP ROOT I:=.Server1_VOL1.Services.Location.ORG:City\School\TEACHERS
>
> END
>
> http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?/10086821.htm
>
>
> Suzanne Miles
> Volunteer Sysop, Novell Support Connection
> http://support.novell.com/forums/



Per TID I checked The container Search Height. It said default value is
1,, but value box was blank, so I typed in 1. I'm not sure I understand
the special login script. Maybe you can help me out.

Clustered volumes I would like users to see and map to appear on current
login script as such: (the clustername_volumename.org:\directoryname)

map root g:=.307clstr_Global.BHNRC:\global
map root H:=.307clstr_Vol2.BHNRC:\Home\%login_name
map root s:=.307clstr_Vol2.BHNRC:\shared


For netstorage to map to the volumes above only, is this how I do it?
IF = "1"
the secondary IP of the pool/vol
and the vol name
and the directory name ??

And where it says ELSE, it would appear the normal way we have it now?

; NetStorage Drive Mappings

IF = "1"

MAP G:=\\10.253.52.1\Global\GLOBAL
MAP H:=\\10.253.52.2\VOL1\HOME
MAP S:=\\10.253.52.2\VOL1\SHARED



; Novell Client Drive Mappings

ELSE

map root g:=.307clstr_Global.BHNRC:\global
map root H:=.307clstr_Vol2.BHNRC:\Home\%login_name
map root s:=.307clstr_Vol2.BHNRC:\shared

END

Please advise.
Thanx again, and again.
Haydee

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So the rules of login scripts for Netstorage are in this tid 10068983

So are you saying your scripts Don't work??

IF = "1"

MAP G:=\\10.253.52.1\Global\GLOBAL
MAP H:=\\10.253.52.2\VOL1\HOME
MAP S:=\\10.253.52.2\VOL1\SHARED


; Novell Client Drive Mappings

ELSE

map root g:=.307clstr_Global.BHNRC:\global
map root H:=.307clstr_Vol2.BHNRC:\Home\%login_name
map root s:=.307clstr_Vol2.BHNRC:\shared




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After reading TID 10068983, I changed the map sys from a map drive letter
to a MAP INS modifier and netstorage ignores it,, so sys: volume is not
visible, which is what I wanted,, so I don't think I need the special
login script.

Another question: How can I force users through SSL with NetStorage on
NetWare 6.0. There is a TID 10095783 for NetWare 6.5, where is TID for
6.0?


thanx again.
haydee


> So the rules of login scripts for Netstorage are in this tid 10068983
>
> So are you saying your scripts Don't work??
>
> IF = "1"
>
> MAP G:=\\10.253.52.1\Global\GLOBAL
> MAP H:=\\10.253.52.2\VOL1\HOME
> MAP S:=\\10.253.52.2\VOL1\SHARED
>
>
> ; Novell Client Drive Mappings
>
> ELSE
>
> map root g:=.307clstr_Global.BHNRC:\global
> map root H:=.307clstr_Vol2.BHNRC:\Home\%login_name
> map root s:=.307clstr_Vol2.BHNRC:\shared
>
>
>
>
> Suzanne Miles
> Volunteer Sysop, Novell Support Connection
> http://support.novell.com/forums/


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> Another question: How can I force users through SSL with NetStorage on
> NetWare 6.0. There is a TID 10095783 for NetWare 6.5, where is TID for
> 6.0?
>

Novell doesn't ship mod_rewrite with nw6.0 and even though I do believe there is
a mod_rewrite for apache 1.3 Technically, it isn't supported, but the best
way may to create a web page to do the redirection

You can get the rewrite module and try it and from the tid it is basically the
same file structure, but know that in 6.5 Novell uses the httpd.conf in 6.0 is
the adminserv.conf



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> > Another question: How can I force users through SSL with NetStorage
on
> > NetWare 6.0. There is a TID 10095783 for NetWare 6.5, where is TID

for
> > 6.0?
> >

> Novell doesn't ship mod_rewrite with nw6.0 and even though I do believe

there is
> a mod_rewrite for apache 1.3 Technically, it isn't supported, but the

best
> way may to create a web page to do the redirection
>
> You can get the rewrite module and try it and from the tid it is

basically the
> same file structure, but know that in 6.5 Novell uses the httpd.conf in

6.0 is
> the adminserv.conf


the above sounds complicated.

Another question:
Is there a way to display a text message (maybe thru login script) that
would also display when users login thru NetStorage?

question 2:
Does it make sense to have FTP, NetStorage and iFolder running on same
server? If yes, the second IP for ifolder must be on same segment?
How much ifolder disk space is reasonable for about 100 users?

thanx again.
Haydee

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>question 2:
>Does it make sense to have FTP, NetStorage and iFolder running on same
>server?


Sure, unless you have such heavy use on one of those apps that it
needs to be split to another server.

> If yes, the second IP for ifolder must be on same segment?


As long as you can route to the IP address, it could be whatever you
want. Certainly none of those apps have to be on the same segment as
any particular user trying to get to them.

>How much ifolder disk space is reasonable for about 100 users?


That depends on how much you want to give the users. 200 MB is the
default. I have 7GB allotted to me. That may be two extremes there.

Offhand, maybe give each user 500MB to start, and more for a few power
users. But it really depends on how much data they need to put in
there.


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> >question 2:
> >Does it make sense to have FTP, NetStorage and iFolder running on same
> >server?

>
> Sure, unless you have such heavy use on one of those apps that it
> needs to be split to another server.
>
> > If yes, the second IP for ifolder must be on same segment?

>
> As long as you can route to the IP address, it could be whatever you
> want. Certainly none of those apps have to be on the same segment as
> any particular user trying to get to them.
>
> >How much ifolder disk space is reasonable for about 100 users?

>
> That depends on how much you want to give the users. 200 MB is the
> default. I have 7GB allotted to me. That may be two extremes there.
>
> Offhand, maybe give each user 500MB to start, and more for a few power
> users. But it really depends on how much data they need to put in
> there.



Back to the question of forcing access thru SSL

> > Another question: How can I force users through SSL with NetStorage
> > NetWare 6.0. There is a TID 10095783 for NetWare 6.5, where is TID
> > for 6.0?
> > Novell doesn't ship mod_rewrite with nw6.0 and even though I do >>
>> believe there is a mod_rewrite for apache 1.3 Technically, it isn't
>> supported, but the best way may to create a web page to do the
>> redirection

>
>>You can get the rewrite module and try it and from the tid it is
>> basically the same file structure, but know that in 6.5 Novell uses the
>> httpd.conf in 6.0 is the adminserv.conf


You said best way is to create a web page to do the redirection,,, once we
have the webpage,, where do we reference or link to it? somewhere in the
adminserv.conf? Do we need a web server? Not sure how it would work.

thanx again.
haydee




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