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Re: [SLE] Novell Network Client on SUSE Linux
  • From: "Clint Tinsley" <clintin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2006 15:57:47 -0700
  • Message-id: <20060424225747.315C043EEC@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "John Andersen" <jsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [SLE] Novell Network Client on SUSE Linux
> Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2006 21:49:48 -0800
>
>
> On Sunday 23 April 2006 07:24 am, Peter Van Lone wrote:
> > On 4/23/06, Mike McMullin <mwmcmlln@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > On Sat, 2006-04-22 at 22:48 -0400, Carl Hartung wrote:
> > >
> > > What exactly is the Novell client?
> >
> > it is client software to allow a linux box to login to an NCP server.
> > NCP = Netware Core Protocol.
> >
> > So ... a linux user can authenticate to a netware "tree" (an ldap ...
> > but not using ldap client protocol) and access netware resources.
>
> Deck Chairs for the Titanic....

One should not sell Novell short. Novell/Netware still has a large installed base, particularly in schools and government. Novell has always had the big picture right, OneNet, supporting Windows better than Windows, NDS across multiple OS's including Windows and Linux. Novell could have been the next big thing in Linux, as in the words of Linus Torvalis (Brainshare 2003?), when they bought SuSE and offered Novell's Open Server containing both Netware and SLES in the same box. However, true to form, Novell's leadership continues shooting itself in the both feet, knees, and working its way up...

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