MAC, OS/2, and DOS Support in NetWare 5
(Last modified: 31May2006)
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MAC, OS/2, and DOS Support in NetWare 5
Formerly TID 2939112
Macintosh Support in NetWare 5.x and NetWare 6
Connectivity to Novell services from a Macintosh workstation is achieved in 3 different ways.
Novell signed an agreement with Prosoft Engineering, Inc. based in Pleasanton, CA, to take over the Macintosh Connectivity Solutions for NetWare.
In conjunction with this transition, Novell removed (unbundled) Macintosh support from NetWare 5. Any Macintosh connectivity in the future will require a separate purchase of either the Macintosh client or the Appleshare NLMs (NetWare for Macintosh). Prosoft's NetWare offerings will be available through Novell's existing sales channel, other traditional Macintosh distribution, and directly from Prosoft.
When NetWare 5 is installed, no Macintosh files are installed, except for Mac name space (MAC.NAM) and the APPLETLK.NLM. The Macintosh Client v5.11 will function in a NetWare 5 IPX environment.
NetWare Client for Mac OS X IP Edition: Prosoft now offers the Netware Client for Mac OS X -IP Edition that is compatible with Netware versions 5.x and 6.x. For more information on this client click www.prosofteng.com.
For information on NetWare 5 Services for Appleshare and the NetWare Client for MacOS, click here.
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A new solution included in NetWare 6 allows for Macintosh workstations to connect to a NetWare 6 server without a Novell client over TCP/IP. This new solution is called NFAP or Native File Access Pack. It can also be installed to a NetWare 5.1 server as a separate product installation. This solution requires Macintosh OS 8.5 or higher with TCP/IP as the network protocol. For more information on NFAP please refer to the product page http://www.novell.com/products/nfa/.
OS/2 Support in NetWare 5 and NetWare 6
The NetWare Client for OS/2 and all OS/2 NetWare Utilities have been removed (unbundled) from NetWare 5. When NetWare 5 is installed, no OS/2 Client files or OS/2 utilities are installed. During an upgrade to NetWare 5, existing OS/2 files and utilities are preserved; they are not removed from the server. The NetWare Client for OS/2 v2.12 will function in a NetWare 5 environment, provided IPX support is enabled. There will be limited technical support for customers who are trying to use the NetWare Client for OS/2 in a NetWare 5 environment (i.e., no engineering support for bug fixes).
DOS Support in NetWare 5 and NetWare 6
The Novell Client v2.6 for DOS and Windows 3.x is included with NetWare 5. However, the Novell Client v2.6 for DOS and Windows 3.x is an IPX-only application. To connect to NetWare 5 IP-only servers using the Novell Client for DOS and Windows 3.x, you must install Compatibility Mode on the IP-only servers and have a Migration Agent on the network. For additional information, refer to the Novell Client for DOS and Windows 3.x Release Notes, DOSWIN.TXT, provided with the Novell Client software.
The following DOS utilities are provided with NetWare 5 and NetWare 6:
Note: Files marked with an * will function in an IP environment with IPX Compatibility mode enabled. The other files were not tested in an IPX-Compatibility mode environment and may not work in that environment.
Atotal.exe 2/15/96 *
Auditcon.exe 6/11/98 *
Capture.exe 10/29/96 *
Cx.exe 2/15/96 *
Filer.exe 12/11/97 *
Flag.exe 8/19/98 *
Login.exe 11/19/97 *
Map.exe 11/19/97 *
Ncopy.exe 4/13/98 *
Ndir.exe 7/9/98 *
Nlist.exe 8/10/98 *
Nver.exe 2/16/96 *
Purge.exe 4/8/96 *
Rconsole.exe 6/23/98 *
Rights.exe 12/11/97 *
Setpass.exe 2/16/96 *
During an upgrade to NetWare 5, the following old DOS files are removed from the server:
(info from NetWare.ILS on the NetWare5 CD, \Install\Nls\4\NetWare.ils)
Search words: NW5 NetWare5 Mac Macintosh OS2 DOS NetWare6
|Document Title:||MAC, OS/2, and DOS Support in NetWare 5|
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