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mount RemoteServer in /etc/pathtab (bash.nlm NW6.5SP6)

Hello friends,

i want to mount a volume of a remote server into the filesystem of the local server, as it should go, mentioned at:
Novell Documentation

I configured the textfile pathtab in the SYS:\etc directory on my NetWare-Server version 6.5 SP6. It looks like this:

begin of file
/remote LAGESORBX01\SYS:

end of file

Then I load the bash.nlm, but it doesn't work. If i replace "LAGESORBX01\SYS:" through a local path, then it does.

Can someone help ?

Greetings
Sascha
Berlin, Germany
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Re: mount RemoteServer in /etc/pathtab (bash.nlm NW6.5SP6)

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Re: mount RemoteServer in /etc/pathtab (bash.nlm NW6.5SP6)

Hi,

sascha_kock wrote:
>
> Hello friends,
>
> i want to mount a volume of a remote server into the filesystem of the
> local server, as it should go, mentioned at:
> 'Novell Documentation' (http://tinyurl.com/3brvqp)
>
> I configured the textfile pathtab in the SYS:\etc directory on my
> NetWare-Server version 6.5 SP6. It looks like this:
>
> begin of file
> /remote LAGESORBX01\SYS:
>
> end of file
>
> Then I load the bash.nlm, but it doesn't work. If i replace
> "LAGESORBX01\SYS:" through a local path, then it does.
>
> Can someone help ?


IMHO the documentation is utterly wrong, you cannot access remote
filesystems from bash on Netware. I'll try to get clarification, and if
I'm right (which I'm afraid I am), get the docs changed.

CU,
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: mount RemoteServer in /etc/pathtab (bash.nlm NW6.5SP6)

On 26/02/08 Massimo Rosen wrote:
> IMHO the documentation is utterly wrong


It is.


> you cannot access remote filesystems from bash on Netware.


Right.


> if I'm right (which I'm afraid I am), get the docs changed.


You are. Please do!
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snidelydev Absent Member.
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Re: mount RemoteServer in /etc/pathtab (bash.nlm NW6.5SP6)

So would the original poster be helped by looking at DFS?

/dps

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snidelydev Absent Member.
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Re: mount RemoteServer in /etc/pathtab (bash.nlm NW6.5SP6)

We may need the OP to clarify what his goal is, that the mount thingy was trying to achieve.

/dps

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Re: mount RemoteServer in /etc/pathtab (bash.nlm NW6.5SP6)

snidelydev wrote:

> We may need the OP to clarify what his goal is


Indeed.


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Re: mount RemoteServer in /etc/pathtab (bash.nlm NW6.5SP6)

Snidelydev,

> So would the original poster be helped by looking at DFS?
>


Note if he wants to access remote servers from bash scripts.
DFS does not cause a server to act as a proxy to access a different
server, but rather it just tells the client "Hey! This directory is in
reality this other directory on this other server". It's then up to the
client to connect to that other server. As such, it only works in
environments where the client is DFS aware. This is currently the case for
NCP and CIFS only.

--
Marcel Cox
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snidelydev Absent Member.
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Re: mount RemoteServer in /etc/pathtab (bash.nlm NW6.5SP6)

Thanks for the clarification, Marcel.

I'd offer the OP some magic pixie dust, but I'm all out.

The only other suggestion I've come up with is to use something like toolbox's remote command to do something on the far box, but if the output is needed on the near box, then this may not work.

/dps

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sascha_kock Absent Member.
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Re: mount RemoteServer in /etc/pathtab (bash.nlm NW6.5SP6)

Hello,

I want to copy a file from one server to another and then automize these using a script.

Greetings
Sascha
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snidelydev Absent Member.
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Re: mount RemoteServer in /etc/pathtab (bash.nlm NW6.5SP6)

sascha_kock;1483997 wrote:
Hello,

I want to copy a file from one server to another and then automize these using a script.


Toolbox should be fine for that, with the caveat that between servers, it may still not be doing long names. If you can live with 8.3 format, then toolbox is a popular tool for this.

rsynch can also do this, but it appears from the forums that setup is very ... sensistive.

Finally, the Taskmaster tool mentioned before can do this, and it is reported that it usually pays for itself with the other blades in its "Swiss Army knife" collection.

/dps

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Re: mount RemoteServer in /etc/pathtab (bash.nlm NW6.5SP6)

Hello,

i installed the solution with the toolbox.nlm and it works fine.

Thank You for the hint.

Greetings
Sascha
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