Linux <-> Novell ?

Linux <-> Novell ?

Post by the Edward Blevi » Mon, 21 Nov 1994 16:07:01



  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.

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Linux <-> Novell ?

Post by <Unknown> » Tue, 22 Nov 1994 12:01:05



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.

You most certainly can. Novell (as you're probably aware) supports the binding
of mulitple protocols on a single card hence you can happily bind
TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, etc over the same network. Novell Netware also supports
TCP/IP forwarding/IP tunneling.

Jason.

 
 
 

Linux <-> Novell ?

Post by Zac » Tue, 29 Nov 1994 05:44:50



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.

Zachary Kessin
Certified Netware Administrator

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Linux <-> Novell ?

Post by Chris D. Johnst » Tue, 29 Nov 1994 13:57:39



: >  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

: Zachary Kessin
: Certified Netware Administrator

One thing that Zachary forgot to mention.  The NFS for NetWare is
pretty pricey.  If I recall ours was around $2,000? I can't remember :-(

It works quite well.  We can mount the NetWare volumes on the Linux
boxes, use the LPD server on the NetWare server to talk to the ATPS
(AppleTalk print services) and print to the AppleTalk based LaserWriters
via the NetWare servers.  One other cool thing is the fact that the
Apple long name spaces are preserved for Linux.

Chris Johnston

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Linux <-> Novell ?

Post by Chris Ni » Wed, 30 Nov 1994 08:07:58


I have a JAX 8241 video card, which uses a S3 805 chipset.
I am trying to configure XFree on it, but I am having all kinds
of problems.  I am trying to use the ConfigXF86 script to set up
my X stuff.  However, my card isn't listed in the list of cards.  I tried
using another card with a S3 chipset, but when I started X, my screen
flickers uncontrollably (this also happens if I choose the generic SVGA
video card).  I also tried running the MakeCard program and
probe my hardware, but this locks up my system.  Any ideas on what I
need to do?  

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1. Using 2 ethernet cards with Linux<->Novell

I'm trying to setup a Linux box to act as a telnet responder for our Novell
network.  I've been able to telnet in and run dosemu fine, but Novell doesn't
like it when I try to log in twice from the same ethernet card (i.e. running
dosemu twice and trying to log in both times).

So I put in another ethernet card, and edited Space.c in the linux/drivers/net
directory to handle eth0 and eth1.  I also edited pktdrvr.c in the dosemu
source code to attach to eth1, but it attaches to eth0.  I can configure
eth0 and eth1 using ifconfig, but it appears that eth0 is handling both
addresses.  I check eth1 after it's been configured, and it is receiving
packets, but not transmitting.  From the numbers, it looks like eth0 is
handling all of the traffic.

Has anyone else run into this, and were you able to solve it?  I would like
to eventually put in a total of 4 cards into this box.

Thanks for any help you can give me.

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