[lug] Samba

Mark Horning rip6 at home.com
Fri Feb 11 19:46:29 MST 2000

Nate Duehr wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 10, 2000 at 09:33:27AM -0800, David Hahn wrote:
> > Hello all.
> > am a linux newbie, so please excuse my tech level, am learning. My boss wants to move everything he can at this small company to Linux. 15 users, Novell 4.11 file server, NT4 with faxing and winproxy firewalling. Question- can files be moved to Samba from the Novell server and used as the file server, or does the file server need to be separate and translated through Samba. thanks much.
> There are applications out there that will allow a Linux system to act
> as a Novell fileserver directly, without having to make the jump to
> Samba.  Getting them working is something I've never attempted, though.
> I assume they come with Novell file transfer clients you could use to
> copy the files from the existing Novell server over the network to the
> new machine before you point users at the new one.
> I assume that you're not converting the user desktop machines to linux,
> otherwise same comments as W.A. -- use NFS or something that's
> Unix-native.
> File permissions are generally "interesting" to get working on things
> like Samba and whatever the Novell replacement is called.  I'm having a
> slow brain day...
mars-nwe works OK for a Novell replacement. I've used it
with varying success. It comes standard with RH.


Mark Horning
rip6 at home.com

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