From rick Thu Jan 9 01:34:14 2003
Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2003 01:34:14 -0800
Subject: Re: [ILUG] email server
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Quoting Paolo Marchiori (

> And for NDS, mars-nwe does everything for you.

Unless it's been radically changed since I last looked, mars-nwe (Martin
Stover's NetWare Emulator) is modelled after NetWare _3.x_, and
therefore doesn't even support single login among multiple servers, not
to mention all the other aspects of NDS. In other words, nothing like
NDS, at all.


Hmm, my German isn't quite adequate to the task. Maybe someone else can

Cheers, "My file system's got no nodes!"
Rick Moen "How does it shell?"

From rick Wed Oct 8 00:25:36 2003
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2003 00:25:36 -0700
Subject: Re: [TAG] Exporting linux durectories to NDS
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> How can I export linux directiories to Novell Directory server? Right
> now I'm using an emulator (MARS) on linux. But the problem is that NDS
> is not discovering that. "map" command also doesnt work. Are there
> any other way we can do this?

Sajeev, MARS_NWE (MARtin Stover's NetWare Emulator) is unfortunately,
not really the right tool for that. Please see its maintainer's page,
at .

In essence, the problem is that MARS_NWE emulates NetWare 3.x, the
pre-NDS versions -- and has been (if I recall correctly) developed only
to add minimal amounts of NDS support.

Searching for prior Linux Gazette coverage on the NDS/eDirectory matter:
You'll note that a company called Caldera features prominently in that.
Too bad what happened to them.

Fortunately, you can get Novell's very good proprietary eDirectory
software for Linux, instead:

The open-source ncpfs also does pretty well for client access, and is
included (along with pieces of MARS_NWE and the ipxutils) in an
open-source suite called the Netwhere Client for Linux:

It's possible that only the Novell-branded solution will work for some
configurations and/or some recent NetWare versions -- given Novell's
evolution of the NetWare Core Protocol stack and NDS operation over
time. I don't know that for a fact (have never had occasion to use any
of that software), but just wanted to warn you of the possibility.

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