adding w2kserv to existing novell 3.2 infrastructure need help with network shares across small wan
Posted on 2002-05-06
We have 7 branch locations connecte to our central location by point to point t1's. we have a mix of cisco 2600 and 2500 routers, and we are installing a 3640 router to take the place of the 2 2600 routers at our main site. The novell server has to stay put to run these old dos programs and to provide a bridge to the DEC alpha server which houses our core database. until September, and that is when the new live system will be up and running. At this time, the novell server will also be a thing of the past. Until then, both servers have to co-exist.
MY problem has to do with drive mapppings and shared file folders across the network to all of the branches. the clients will be a mixture of 95, 98, and XP Pro. Each user when logging on is run thru the default login script set forth by the novell server. Each client has microsoft's novell client installed, and the 2000 server has the gateway installed and enabled, along with the proper user and group account configured on the novell server.
There are a couple of folders that i need to share with the rest of the locations from the 2000 server. I can map local machines at the main location to the 2000 server without a problem. The branch locations can not see the server on their network neighborhood or my network places. I've tried adjusting the login script on the novell to map to \\w2kserver1\public, but the drive never comes up. I don't know if net use will solve my problem at the branches. I believe its a cisco routing issue, but am not sure where to start there. If it isn't an issue to be solved by editing the login script on the novell machine, and it is solved by routing, i need to know how to configure each router to recognize the 2000 server so as to be able to query it using the network neighborhood. Also, if there are any changes that need to be made to the 2000 server. It is just a member server and all machines at all locations are members of the same workgroup. main office internal ip range of 192.168.213.xxx
branch example: 192.168.12.xxx
branch example: 192.168.14.xxx
not running DNS or Wins on the 2000 machine
our router tech has said that there are no limitations on ip address routing across the internal network. the dec server is running on TCP/IP while novell is jus on IPX, so it can't be that ip packets are being blocked while IPX packets are allowed