Quote:> Is it possible to intergrate Linux systems with Novell networks? There
> is an existing network that is adding Unix boxes, and the only problem
> I xan think of with running Linux is the fact that the network is novell.
> Ideally the whole network would eventualy be unix so then it could move
> all to TCP/IP, but for now the higher ups don't like that idea. ANy help
> would be greatly appreciated.
Novell 3.12 and 4.0 can both talk to TCP/IP devices. You have to
configure your server to do it at least with 3.12 but its not hard to
do. However that alone wont do you much good. For TCP/IP is mostly a
low level protocal that deals with things like packet routing. Now You
can get a NFS for Netware package from Novell (1-800-net-ware) Which
will let a Linux (or any unix) Box see a netware server. You probably
can also run dosemu and inside dosemu have dos login to the server.
Note if you do that and have 2 dosemu sessions going at once you will
use up 2 connections to your server. If you have a server with a small
number of connections allowed this could be a problem.
You might also be able to kludge a way for linux to talk IPX (Novell's
protocal) and have linux mount a netware partition as a dos drive. I
dont know of any program that will do this, but it should be doable.
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