I decided that I will describe things that I do in my work.
Lately I have got to get into Novell shares to make backups of all user document etc. I decided to use Debian.
In general I have to get installed two packages from Debian repisitory:
# apt-get install ipx ncpfs
After that I have to add to the network interface capablity to connect via IPX
# ipx_interface add -p eth0 EtherII
# ifconfig eth0
we can check if option IPX/Ethernet show up. Next, by using slist, we can list available Novell servers in our network.
Next thing to do is create a directory where we can mount our Novell server shares. We can do it either in /mnt or /media.
# mkdir /media/novell
Last thing to do is mount Novell share like this:
# ncpmount -S server_name -U user_name -P password path_to_dir
After that we can finally use Novell shares under Debian 🙂