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Native File Access / CIFS and DOS

Hi, I've setup a Netware 6.0 SP5 server with Native File Access, I have applied update: cifspt5 TID2968723 also...

When I try to map a drive from DOS to the Netware server I get this error by NET.EXE: "error 58: the network has responded incorrectly."

A search on Novell.com brought up the fact that support for DOS is somewhat experimental but it should work anyway... See TID10077423 for more information on that.

I also found this http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/netware/qna/client.html#3005519 and tried that update instead (an older cifs.nlm file) but that one gave me this error from NET.EXE instead: "Error 66: The network resource type is incorrect."

The reason I need CIFS support via DOS is because I use Norton Ghost and want to use the Netware server to store the Ghost files on...

I was also trying to mount the server from a Linux 2.6.9 client with the cifs.ko file but that did not work either... It did mount the filesystem but as soon as I tried to transfer anything the computer hung and this message repeated on the Netware console: "WriteX: 356 bytes, inParm->DataLength = 357, errorCode = 94"
The command I used to mount was: mount.cifs /\/\192.168.0.2/\RAID0 /hdd -o user=xxx,password=xxx,rw

TID2968723: http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?/2968723.htm
TID10077423: http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?/10077423.htm
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OccupiedAuthor Commented:
This TID said Novell hope to have support for DOS in NW6.5SP2...

But did they make it available for 6.0 servers also?

http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?/10079796.htm
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gjohnson99Commented:
Dose it work from windows ? (IE. dose it work at all)
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OccupiedAuthor Commented:
Yes, it works fine from a Windows 2000 workstation...
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OccupiedAuthor Commented:
I should add that the DOS client works fine if I mount a Windows 2000 share... The same goes for the Linux client...
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ShineOnCommented:
Have you considered using a DOS/WIN Client32 boot disk to login to NetWare and map a drive using NetWare protocols?
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OccupiedAuthor Commented:
There is no Novell TCP/IP client for DOS and that would not solve the problem that I can not access the server from my Linux clients either...
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ShineOnCommented:
I beg to differ.  I have made DOS boot disks that log in using IP.  The NETX client will only log in using IPX, but the VLM client and the Client32 can be used to log in via IP.  Here are a couple of IP boot disk links for you.

http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/tools/1666.html

http://www.veder.com/nwdsk/

and last, but not least - from Symantec themselves, an IP boot disk for Ghost:

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/ghost.nsf/docid/2000042409333225?Open&src=&docid=2000110312324125&nsf=ghost.nsf&view=pfdocs&dtype=&prod=&ver=&osv=&osv_lvl=
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ShineOnCommented:
Disregard the Symantec link.  They only talk about IPX, the dirty dogs.

The concept is the same, though.  Use one of the other IP boot disks and add the Ghost programs to the disk.  I believe I had good luck with the nwdisk setup.
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OccupiedAuthor Commented:
A program from Symantec would not help as it is not the TCP/IP protocol or NetBEUI protocol that is the problem, it is the CIFS protocol that is at fault here.

And the Linux client still wont be able to connect...
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ShineOnCommented:
Never mind the Symantec link.  Check out the other 2.  The first one points to the second one.

Veder has a DOS boot disk that has an IP (or IPX, but never mind that) login to NetWare using the NetWare client (either VLM or Client32), and even has instructions on how to use it to do a GHOST operation.

I thought that's what you wanted to do - use a DOS boot disk to do a GHOST operation via IP to/from NetWare.  You don't need CIFS to do a ghost to/from NetWare over IP using a DOS boot disk - you can use the client as described in the CoolSolutions link and on Veder's site.

Why you would want to connect to NetWare from Linux using CIFS is another question, because you should be able to use NFS to connect to NetWare from Linux.

I realize you want to use CIFS for everything, for some reason, but you don't have to.  With NetWare, there's ALWAYS another way to skin the proverbial cat.

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