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PC Quest: Emulating Netware on Linux

Aug 19, 2000, 12:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Shekhar Govindarajan)

[ Thanks to Harry for this link. ]

"You can have Linux emulate other operating systems, so that their respective clients can log into it. For example, you can configure Samba and have Windows clients log into it. You can configure NFS and connect it to other Linux or Unix machines. You can also configure it to act as a NetWare server, so that Windows machines running NetWare clients can access it. Clients would consider it another NetWare server and be able to do file and printer sharing. This is a good solution if you have a NetWare network and want to use a new linux server. Let's see how to configure Linux to act as a NetWare server."

"You must have IPX configured on the Linux box as the first step. If you're using Linux (from the June 2000 PCQ CD), choose IPX-NetWare support during installation. You can't add NetWare support later without recompiling the kernel. The NetWare emulator that gets installed is called mars (Martin Stovers NetWare Emulator)."

"Once the emulator is installed, you have to configure the nwserv.conf file in the /etc directory. Open the file with a Linux text editor. The file has detailed comments explaining how to configure each parameter. Each configuration line is numbered and is called a section."

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