Caldera and Novell NetWare Client

Caldera and Novell NetWare Client

Post by Tim Gilm » Thu, 13 Jul 1995 04:00:00

I'm trying to get Caldera Linux to recognize my Novell NetWare 3.12
network at my work.  The manual says it should automatically detect
the IPX network, but it doesn't.  I know it's there, because I can
log into it on the same machine using dos/windows.  I also know
that my ne2000 network card is found by Linux and it also has IPX
support compiled into the kernel.  I sent mail to (unofficial) tech
support and got this:


Quote:> When I try to login, I get:

> $ nwlogin
> bind: Cannot assign requested address
> nwlogin: Unable to determine target of login

> or I try this:

> $ nwlogin -b
> nwlogin: Unable to determine target of login

This means that IPX is not finding an IPX network.

Examine /proc/net/ipx, /proc/net/ipx_interface, /proc/net/ipx_route

They should have entries such as:

$ cat /proc/net/ipx
Local_Address  Remote_Address              Tx_Queue  Rx_Queue  State  Uid

$ cat /proc/net/ipx_interface
Network    Node_Address   Primary  Device     Frame_Type
CC638D00   0000C0B23BB5   Yes      eth0       802.2
DEADDEAD   0000C0B23BB5   No       eth0       802.3
BEEFBEEF   0000C0B23BB5   No       eth0       EtherII

$ cat /proc/net/ipx_route    
Network    Router_Net   Router_Node
BEEFBEEF   Directly     Connected
DEADDEAD   Directly     Connected
CC638D00   Directly     Connected


ok, I know it's not detecting it, but I am wondering why, and what
can I do to solve the problem.  When I look at /proc/net, those
files are there, but they are all zero length, with nothing in them.
Has anyone else had any success logging into NetWare?


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Caldera and Novell NetWare Client

Post by Keith Com » Fri, 14 Jul 1995 04:00:00

Try nwlogin -b -s YourServerName -u YourNetwareID

Keith Combs


Caldera and Novell NetWare Client

Post by Peter H. Lemie » Sat, 15 Jul 1995 04:00:00

In another vein, has anyone successfully upgraded the kernel from the 1.2.8
binary that comes with Caldera and got the NW client to work?  Since it's a
module it's kernel specific.  Caldera claims you can upgrade the kernel (though
they discourage using the 1.3.x series), but when we did so, NWCLIENT died.

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