5.3 NetWare 4.x/5.x Installation & Setup
This chapter explains how to configure your print server for
operation with NetWare 4.x/5.x file servers and clients using NDS
(NetWare Directory Services). If you need to install NetWare
4.x/5.x bindery mode network printing, please refer to the
previous chapter. The installation procedure is the same as
How NetWare 4.x/5.x is Different
Novell NetWare version 3.x uses a database called bindery for
storing information such as user and group information, server
configuration, and information about network services. Each
NetWare 3.x file server has its own bindery, which is
administrated separately from other file servers using commands
such as SYSCON, PCONSOLE, and so on.
NetWare version 4.x/5.x improved on the bindery concept by
introducing NDS, NetWare Directory Services. NDS is a tree-
structured directory that is shared by a group of file servers on a
network, allowing centralized administration and easy
coordination of users, permissions, and resources between servers.
To make it possible for NetWare 4.x/5.x servers to coexist with
NetWare 3.x servers, NetWare 4.x/5.x supports bindery emulation,
which makes parts of the NDS directory visible to NetWare 3.x
clients, just as if the information were stored in a NetWare 3.x
bindery. This allows clients to access NetWare 4.x/5.x servers
without being upgraded to the NetWare 4.x/5.x software, and for
3.x and 4.x/5.x servers to be mixed on a network.
Your print server can operate either in bindery mode or NDS
mode. Bindery mode works with NetWare 3.x servers and with
NetWare 4.x/5.x servers using bindery emulation. NDS mode
works with NetWare 4.x/5.x servers.