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NetworkWorldFusion: Investigating Novell Kernel Services

Jul 18, 2004, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dave Kearns)

"A couple of months ago I asked if Novell's new Open Enterprise Server (or any other Linux distribution) would be enabled to run NetWare Loadable Modules, the applications that run within a NetWare server. We were briefly led to believe that this might be possible with an 'NLM to ELF' tool, ELF (Executable and Linking Format) being the format for Linux code that can be ported among different distributions. If an NLM could be turned into an ELF format, then it could be directly ported to Linux. Sadly, it was a simple case of misunderstanding--there's an 'ELF to NLM' tool, but not the reverse..."

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