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networking novell linux server to xp

Hi i have the evaluation version of novell linux server
i have installed it. But i want it to be networked to a
windows xp machine. So from linux novell to windows.
What are the steps involved so i can create a user on the novell linux

server and be able to login using the windows xp machine. Could you
please
explain it simply as i am fairly new to this. Thanks





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networking novell linux server to xp

> Hi i have the evaluation version of novell linux server
> i have installed it. But i want it to be networked to a
> windows xp machine. So from linux novell to windows.
> What are the steps involved so i can create a user on the novell

linux
> server and be able to login using the windows xp machine. Could you


please
> explain it simply as i am fairly new to this. Thanks
>
>


Here's the Reader's Digest Version... fogive typos as I'm doing this quickly...

Fire up iManager: http://server/nps/iManager.html

Log in as admin

Go to eDirectory Administration - Create Object

Create a container (organizational unit) for users (i.e. USERS.Tree)

Go to eDirectory Administration - Create Object again

Create a group. Name it, like LUM_Group (LUM = Linux User Management)During the group creation process, you'll be asked if you'd like to
specify a config object. Click the radio button to say "yes I would"
and
navigate to the "Unix Config" object created in the tree diring
install
(it will be the only selectable object in the tree at this point) and

select that unix config object. Click all the "OKs"

Go down to users and select create user.

Create a user in the container you created above (i.e. USERS.tree)

For Home Directory, you will have had to previously create a volume.
This
can be an NSS volume or a directory in the traditional Linux file
system
that you want to export as a "volume" in NDS (oops, eDirectory). This
is
done with "NCPCON" (open a command window (the terminal icon) and
enter
NCPCON then "help" to see available commands. The create volume
command
looks like: "create volume {name} {mount point}" i.e. "create volume home /home" or "create volume an-nss-vol /media/novell/nss/some-nss-
volume". Note: NSS is *NOT* installed by default. It can be
installed
later with YaST (install or remove software) and configured by
clicking
the NSS icon in YaST after installation. Also, without special
modifications during Linux install, NSS volumes can *NOT* live on the

same physical disk where Linus is installed! (Search for "Installing Linux with EVMS as the Volume Manager" in the documentation.) This is
a
bummer if you didn't know it before you installed Linux. There is a procedure to fix it afterwards, but I'd recommend re-installing from scratch if you want NSS on the same physical disk as Linux.

At the end of the user creation process, you'll be asked to specify
the
primary group for the user. Select the LUM_Group created above.

If you want to specify additional information for the user
(i.e. "Serurity equal to" or "require a password" etc.., select
"Modify
user" and fill in the rest of the information after the user creation

process is complete.

You're done with user creation in eDirectory.

Go to the Linux machine and hit Ctrl+Alt F1 to switch to a text
console.

Log in as the user (this creates the user's linux "home" directory
(not
necessarily the home directory you specified in iManager) and some
config
files for the user for linux. Linux always puts a user home directory

under /home when a user logs in for the first time. This home
directory
is the one that gets exported by default if you set up Samba - the
service that lets you access Linux directories from the windows
network
neighborhood without having a novell client on the workstation - i.e.

CIFS on traditional netware.

Once you are logged in, log right back out (logout) and hit ctrl+alt
F7
to switch back to the KDE (GUI) screen.

Now you can log in to the tree from an XP workstation and map drives
to
the Linux box's volumes you created above.

I would be "very" interested to see how things go for you after that.

Please e-mail me. I think you will find that if you are logged in to

ONLY the tree that the Linux box lives in, everything will be fine.
But
if you log in to another tree and then copy files to or from a server
in
the other tree, you will find that you can no longer copy files TO the

linux box... "file or directory is corrupt" message from Windows XP
when
you try to paste files to any Linux volume. I had this happen with
the
4.9 client and with the 4.9.1 client on XP and 2003 server. If you
log
out of all trees and then log back in to ONLY the linux box's tree,
you
will again be able to copy files to or from the linux machine. This happens only when using a client and NCP (Netware Core Protocol - the

protocol Client32 uses to talk to servers (netware or linux). If you

create Samba shares on the Linux box and use those, the problem does
not
happen.



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Re: networking novell linux server to xp

There was an error in a path I specified originally...

NSS volumes are in /media/nss/ not /media/novell/nss

That's what going from memory gets you! 🙂

Sorry...




Tim Pearson
Midwestern Telephone, Inc.
e*Mail: tpearson ( *at# ) mwtel ( %dot^ ) com





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networking novell linux server to xp

> Hi i have the evaluation version of novell linux server
> i have installed it. But i want it to be networked to a
> windows xp machine. So from linux novell to windows.
> What are the steps involved so i can create a user on the novell

linux
> server and be able to login using the windows xp machine. Could you

please
> explain it simply as i am fairly new to this. Thanks
>
>


This is somewhat confusing to me. I have set up my OES server as a
samba
server and told it to be a PDC. I also went through and added some
new
users as samba users in edirectory. I can log into the OES server as
the
new edirectory user, I can also browse the samba shares from an XP
client.

What I'd like to do is make my OES server emulate a PDC and allow XP
clients to log into it directly (as if I am logging into both eDir and

Active Directory).

Is this possible? I think it is, but I seem to be missing something.
Any
help would be appreciated.

ToddR




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