Hi!

I'm trying to sort out what functionality is provided by different
Netware releases when it comes to exporting filesystems via NFS. Could

someone please confirm/correct/extend my attempt to summarize below?

Netware 5 with "Novell NFS 3.0":
NFS v2 on Traditional volume: Yes
NFS v3 on Traditional volume: ?
NFS v2 on NSS volume: No
NFS v3 on NSS volume: Yes
NFS locking on Traditional volume: Yes, when running NFS v2
NFS locking on NSS volume: No
Supports hard links: ?
File Access modes (according to TID 10014892):
- NFS mode
- Independent mode
- Netware mode
- Netware-NFS mode
- NFS-Netware mode

Netware 6 with "Native File Access for Unix":
NFS v2 on Traditional volume: Yes
NFS v3 on Traditional volume: ?
NFS v2 on NSS volume: ?
NFS v3 on NSS volume: Yes
NFS locking on Traditional volume: Yes, when running NFS v2, but only if sp2 or higher
is installed.
NFS locking on NSS volume: No
Supports hard links: ?
File Access modes:
- Independent mode

Netware 6.5 with "Native File Access for Unix":
NFS v2 on Traditional volume: Yes
NFS v3 on Traditional volume: ?
NFS v2 on NSS volume: ?
NFS v3 on NSS volume: Yes
NFS locking on Traditional volume: Yes
NFS locking on NSS volume: Yes
Supports hard links: No
File Access modes:
- Independent mode
- Netware mode

It would be great if there were a summary like the one above somewhere

on Novells web pages, but I can't find it.

There are some other questions as well:

* What are the recommended support packs and or patches for each of
the above combinations for optimal operations?

* Does "Independent mode" mean the same thing in NW5, NW6 and NW6.5? TID 10014892 has a rather confusing explanation of all the file
access modes in NW5 with NFS 3.0. The documentation for NFAU among
the NW6 documentation has no description at all that I can find of
how the file access mode works, but the same document in the NW6.5
collection describes more exact how it works. Can the description of

"Independent mode" from NW6.5 docs be applied on NW6 NFAU?

Regards,
\EF
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