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oes on suse linux

i would like to install oes onto a linux box. will the end product look
like a netware server? i have netware 6.x and 5.x servers right now. i
need to upgrade my gw webaccess server to a 6.5 box and thought that it
would be a good opportunity to place a linux oes server into the tree. any
suggestions as to white papers or ideas?
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Re: oes on suse linux

kjs@verizon.net wrote:
> i would like to install oes onto a linux box. will the end product look
> like a netware server?


Well, "sort of". One of the new components in OES/Linux is the NCP
server, which makes it possible to map drives to the box from a machine
running the netware client. You can expose any native Linux filesystem
as a "netware" volume, or you can use NSS on Linux to do so. However,
there are major problems with interactions on NSS for Linux and the
netware client, because NSS on Linux does not yet handle extended
attributes. But a netware client *thinks* it is talking to a real
Netware NCP server, and thus assumes extended attributes are supported,
and.... disasters abound. None of that happens when you use a *Linux*
file system to expose via NCP server, but just be aware...

> i have netware 6.x and 5.x servers right now. i
> need to upgrade my gw webaccess server to a 6.5 box and thought that it
> would be a good opportunity to place a linux oes server into the tree. any
> suggestions as to white papers or ideas?


This is actually a pretty good application to get your feet wet on
OES/Linux. GroupWise will install fine onto OES/Linux, and you can
create (via NCP server) a volume which you can map a drive to, making
the installation and management of that app much easier from your
windows box.

--
Jim
NSC SYsop
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Re: oes on suse linux

Hi,

OES linux looks "very different" to the netware servers you're used
to. While OES/L delivers similar services to OES/N, the underlying
infrastructure will be very alien if you've not used linux / unix
before.

If i was in your position, i would consider setting up an OES/L box in
a test tree first & get a good book like the SUSE LINUX Enterprise
Server 9 Administrator's Handbook before deploying a server into
production.

Cheers & good luck,

Steve

On Sat, 07 May 2005 12:00:42 GMT, kjs@verizon.net wrote:

>i would like to install oes onto a linux box. will the end product look
>like a netware server? i have netware 6.x and 5.x servers right now. i
>need to upgrade my gw webaccess server to a 6.5 box and thought that it
>would be a good opportunity to place a linux oes server into the tree. any
>suggestions as to white papers or ideas?


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