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Novell's Open Enterprise Server Builds A Bridge To Linux

Dec 05, 2008, 14:03 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Ferrill)

"OES is made up of a bundle of services loaded on top of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES). These services consist of both Novell proprietary software (like eDirectory) ported to Linux along with tightly integrated open source offerings such as iFolder. The intent is to provide the same services and applications found in native NetWare on Linux backed by Novell's service and support.

"OES SP2 contains a number of new capabilities and services not previously available on OES Linux. These include Apple Filing Protocol (AFP) services, Common Internet File System (CIFS) services and Novell Domain Services for Windows. AFP and CIFS support have been a core part of NetWare for a long time, delivering native file access to Mac and Windows clients. The key factor in making these services available on Linux is the tight integration with eDirectory for authentication and access control."

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