Does the DEST_VOLUME variable support NSS volumes?

  • 3006217
  • 01-Mar-2007
  • 30-Apr-2012

Environment

Novell ZENworks Server Management 7 - ZSM7 Tiered Electronic Distribution (TED)
Novell Open Enterprise Server (OES) Support Pack 1 Linux

Situation

Using the DEST_VOLUME variable for NAL TED application distributions will only extract to a SAMBA share.

Resolution

Fixed in ZENworks 7 Server Management Service Pack 1 Interim Release 3a, available at https://download.novell.com

If you do not want Samba running on your OES Linux Subscriber server, you can ensure that a Desktop Application Distribution will succeed by including the NCP share names in the Samba configuration file. Samba does not need to be running in order for Tiered Electronic Distribution to use thesmb.conffile.

To edit the Samba configuration file:

  1. On your OES Linux server, open the following configuration file in a text editor:

    /etc/samba/smb.conf

  2. Copy an existing share section to the end of the file and paste it as many times as you have NCP shares to add, then edit the copied sections to be:

    [share1]
    comment = for access to the NCP share
    path = /usr/novell/
    share1
    write list =@ntadmin root
    force group = netadmin
    create mask = 0644
    directory mask = 0755

    [share2]
    comment = for access to the NCP share
    path = /usr/novell/
    share2
    write list =@ntadmin root
    force group = netadmin
    create mask = 0644
    directory mask = 0755

    whereshare1andshare2are the NCP share names, such as sys and apps. Note that the share names are used both within the brackets and in the path.The share names in the smb.conf file and NCP must be the same.To display which NCP shares are available, enter ncpcon on the OES Linux server console and type help or --h for a list of the NCP command line options.

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