[openbeosnetteam] Re: Novell Netware

  • From: Mark A Johnson <hotplasma@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeosnetteam@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2003 12:32:09 -0400

        There is many things that Novell can do that you can do just over
TCP/IP, but with more options.  One of those thing is Novell Delivered
Applications Window (Mostly windows apps), Messaging on the Network, and
Policies for the machines (e.g. you can access this but you cant do that,
and vice versa), Logins.  Now I do know of many people that have
connected to a Novell Network via DHCP,  but in many cases that is only
possible if it is enabled on that server.  And also you end up not having
all the other features offered.  Oh well.  And the next paragraph is more
stuff on the docs.

        Ok from what I have seen mainly on the school network for HS,
they are using TCP/IP and IPX, same as the middle, while the elementary
school is using only IPX (No internet here, only on select machines). 
But the main protocols of concern are NCP (NetWare Core Protocol manages
the server resources e.g. not eating too much bandwidth, and uses NFSP
(NW File Sharing... well you should know what that is)), NDS (NW
Directory Services... useful if communicating with other servers e.g. on
school to another, and gives policies and the delivered apps), and NLSP
(NW Link Services Protocol, information exchange among routers to the
needs of large IPX networks).  There is much more, but that seems to be
some of the most important ones. Here are some web pages that has all the
needed protocols that Novell uses.  And the pages below include the SAP
protocol also.


        The problem is implementing them in the correct way, which I
believe is do-able. But its up to you, to decide on support or no


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