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Old 09-02-2009, 10:01 AM
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Default Snow Leopard bug connecting to AFP on Netware

There's a bug in Snow Leopard that prevents mounting volumes via AFP on Netware and OES Linux. Detailed information can be found here. The bug was present in earlier builds of Snow Leopard, but wasn't fixed in the final release. This bug prevents Apple users with Snow Leopard from mounting the users, depts, etc. volumes via AFP. SMB/CIFS still works.

If you want to connect to the Netware volumes via AFP, do not upgrade to Snow Leopard at this time. If you already have, or you can't wait for some reason, you'll have to use SMB/CIFS to connect instead.

Novell is talking about releasing a workaround, but it is unlikely that we'll be able to use it. We're currently using Netware 6.5 SP7 plus patches, and Novell is planning to release the patch for Netware 6.5 SP8. We will not be upgrading to SP8 at this time. We have a stable cluster configuration, and we're aware of other sites having some issues with clusters running Netware 6.5 SP8. Unless Novell backports the fix to SP7, Apple users will have to wait on Apple fixing the bug on their end. We hope to move from Netware to OES Linux next summer, so we would ideally leave the file server infrastructure the way it is until then. If Novell does release a version of the fix for Netware 6.5 SP7, we will install it.
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