LinuxPlanet: Net Returns: Linux and Netware
Dec 22, 2000, 14:59 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Netware used to command significantly more interest than it
does today, but remains a significant player in file and print
services. Linux can be a Netware client and there is limited
Netware server support as well."
"Those interested in incorporating Linux into a Netware network
will find this article of interest. Those simply interested in file
and print sharing will find Samba and NFS better alternatives, with
more extensive support...."
"The Netware bindery is a database used to track network
resources such as users, groups, disks and printers. It works well
in a single server network, although it is possible to manage
multiple binderies in a multiple server network. Although this
configuration may sound restrictive, it is actually very similar to
is specifically designed for multiple server networks."
"Unfortunately, the bottom line for Linux and Netware is not
good. The Netware server support that is available has not been
updated in quite a while. Only the Linux-based Netware client
support from the likes of Caldera is being supported. This makes it
undesirable for building up a new network but it is possible to
provide Linux workstations and servers limited access to existing
Netware servers. If general file and print services are the desired
end, then stick with NFS or Samba covered in earlier articles."