From Jedd on Sat, 05 Dec 1998
In the December issue of LG, you answered someone's query regarding accessing their netware servers from Linux, by pointing him at Caldera or the ncpfs package.
The caldera system is quite fine, albeit based on Redhat, and between the two companies they seem to have not only ignored the old FSSTND, but positively danced on its grave. <hug Debian> Trying to get the Caldera Netware client working under Debian, btw, was a right pain (I've still not done it), so it may not be feasible. Looking at their archives, it appears that even getting it to work under pure Redhat is a bit, uhm, 'challenging'.
However, for your info, the ncpfs package does support NDS (Netware 4 & 5) connections - and has done for the last two minor releases. I'm still experiencing some problems with this feature - when trying to concurrently authenticate to two servers in the same tree - but I hope/ suspect that's me doing something funny.
Some more feedback that I'll just present on its own merits.