[K12OSN] two more netware/linux questions

David Tisdell penguintiz at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 12 00:05:17 UTC 2004

Hi all,
Guy Lessard has been helping me out (and doing a great
job) but if anyone has any other insight feel free to
chime in. I want to raise 2 separate issues:
1) With Guy's help, I am switching over to ncpfs. I
had been running Novell's native file access for Unix
but ran into an unsolvable problem and decided to
abandon it in favor of ncpfs. We assigned all of our
users UID numbers and a default GID in the unix tab in
consoleone. Even though unix info is entered into
edirectory, ncpfs doesn't seem to be picking up on it
consistently. I had a few select people using Native
File access for UNIX since the beginning of last
school year. Those UIDS seem to get picked up by
ncpfs. We added the rest of the student body this
summer. Those newer UIDS don't seem to be seen by
ncpfs. I downloaded and installed the ncpfs snapins
for nwadmn32. I then viewed a couple of users that had
Unix ids from last year and the Unix information was
identical to whay I see in Consoleone. I then viewed a
couple of users that we added UIDS for this summer and
though the unix info could be seen in Consoleone, it
didn't show up in the ncpfs snapins for nwadmn32. I
did upgrade from Netware6 to 6.5 this summer and the
UIDs were added after the 6.5 upgrade. I also read
somewhere that Novell completely rewrote Native File
Access for Unix in 6.5. This may be the root of the
issue. I just want to make sure UIDs are consistent
across multiple K12LTSP servers and that no one loses
access to anything that I might have to spend time
chasing down.
2) The second issue is: Has anyone turned on
authentication in squid and had it authenticate
against edirectory? I have tried to use LDAP for this
but haven't been successful. There was a doc on
Novell's cool solution web site but much of the syntax
in it was incorrect. I haven't gotten it to work. I
was wondering if I could use ncpfs in place of LDAP if
no one has any insight on how to get this to work via
LDAP. Thanks.

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