Gateway Service For NetWare

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  • *NWLink packages data to be compatible with client/server services on NetWare Networks. *IPX/SPX (Internetwork Packet Exchange/Sequenced Packet Exchange)
  • To configure the gateway, you can follow this simple procedure:

    -Install the NWLink IPX/SPX/NetBIOS compatible protocol on each MetaFrame XP server that you want to use to access NetWare shares.
    -Install GSNW (Control Panel | Network | Install | Client | Add | Gateway (and Client) Services for NetWare).
    -Create a group on the NetWare server or in NDS called "NTGATEWAY."
    -Create a user account and grant it access to the resources that you would like to be available through the gateway.
    -Add the user account to the NTGATEWAY group.
    -Configure GSNW via the GSNW icon in the control panel. Click "Gateway" and check the "Enable Gateway" box. Add the name and password of the NDS or bindery account that you just created.
    -Specify a share name and drive letter that the MetaFrame XP users will use to access the NetWare drive.
    -Configure the maximum number of users, if you want. This number has nothing to do with licensing.
  • After GSNW is installed, the first time you log on to the server for connectivity to a NetWare 4.x server using NDS, you are prompted to specify a default tree and context for connecting to the NetWare server. If the NetWare server is running in bindery-emulation mode or is an earlier 2.x or 3.x server, you must specify a preferred server when you log on. You can also configure these settings using the GSNW utility in Control Panel.
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  • Gateway Service For NetWare

    1. 1. Joseph Njenga CIS-1-0187-1/2013 Seraphin Mwaura BIT-1-0553-2/2012 Jackson Nderitu CIS-0-0835-3/2013 Clifford Kimathi MAC-1-5896-3/2008 Dennis Waithaka BIT-1-1353-3/2011
    2. 2.  Gateway Services for NetWare (GSNW) is a Microsoft tool that allows you to permanently map drives to NetWare volumes that are available to all users on a server.  A gateway works by stripping the incompatible protocol layers of an incoming packet and replacing them with the alternative headers needed for the packet to reach its destination.
    3. 3.  A server that has GSNW installed also must have the NWLink protocol loaded. This protocol, which is an IPX/SPX-Compatible Transport, makes it possible for the Windows server to communicate with the NetWare server. If it is not already installed, NWLink will install automatically on the server when you install GSNW.  The main function of NWLink is to act as a transport protocol to route packets through internetworks.
    4. 4.  To prepare the NetWare server for the gateway, you must create a group and a user account as follows: -Create a group called Students on the NetWare server, and give it the necessary rights for accessing the resources you want to make available on the server. -Create a user account on the NetWare server, and give it the necessary rights for accessing the resources you want to make available on the server. Make this user account a member of the Students group.
    5. 5.  GSNW will use this user account for creating a connection to the NetWare server. The connection will appear on the server running Windows NT or Windows 2000 as a redirected drive that can be shared, as if it were a resource located on the Windows-based server. Windows clients can then connect to the shared resource by browsing Network Neighborhood, by mapping a drive using Windows Explorer, or by using the net use command.
    6. 6.  From the perspective of the Windows clients on the network, the shared resources they access appear to reside on the Windows- based server. In actuality, the GSNW service on the server is performing protocol conversion between the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol, which the Windows clients understand, and the NetWare Core Protocol (NCP), which the NetWare file server uses.  Below is a diagrammatic representation of the Gate Service For Netware
    7. 7.  Advantages of Gateway Services for NetWare -Seamless access to NetWare data for your users. -Users do not need NetWare accounts. -No account password synchronization issues. -You can configure different permissions on the gateway, so that only some users are permitted to access it. This is similar to setting NTFS permissions on a local drive.
    8. 8.  Disadvantages of Gateway Services for NetWare - The performance of GSNW is less than stellar. - From the NetWare standpoint, all users access the gateway share via the same account. - A server list is only obtained from the first NetWare server that GSNW attaches to, requiring proper SAP routing in your NetWare environment to access all NetWare servers.
    9. 9. A service that can be installed on Microsoft Windows NT Workstation computers to enable them to directly connect to file and print resources on Novell NetWare servers. It supports both Bindery (database that contains definitions for entities such as users, groups, and workgroups) and NDS.
    10. 10. How It Works  CSNW is a full-featured, 32-bit client for NetWare networks that can be installed on Windows NT Workstation by using the Services tab of the Network utility in Control Panel (or on Windows 2000 Professional by using the Network and Dial-up Connections utility in Control Panel). If you are connecting to a NetWare 3.12 or earlier server, you must specify a preferred NetWare server for access to its bindery. If you are connecting to NetWare 4, specify the Novell Directory Services (NDS) tree and default context. CSNW supports browsing NDS trees, but does not support administration of NDS trees.  Additional options are included for printing and login script support. CSNW requires installation of the NWLink IPX/SPX-Compatible Transport protocol, but if it is not installed already, it will be added automatically when you install CSNW on a machine
    11. 11. Advantages -Client Service for NetWare allows for user-level security -Client Service for NetWare allows you to establish user- level security rather than share-level security. With Client Service for NetWare, you can allow users access to individual user home directories (directories where individual user data resides) that are stored on a NetWare volume. Users can then map to their home directory plus any additional volumes to which they have been granted user-level security. On the other hand, to allow users access to individual home directories with Gateway Service for NetWare, you would need to give each user a separate drive letter. -Client Service for NetWare might perform better than Gateway Service Client Service for NetWare communicates directly with NetWare servers, avoiding the potential bottleneck caused by excessive traffic moving through a single network connection.
    12. 12. Disadvantages -Client Service for NetWare requires you to manage multiple user accounts for each user. -Client Service for NetWare requires more installation and management overhead. - Client Service for NetWare requires you to add IPX to your entire network.

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