In this chapter
In Chapter 7 we took a look at some of the basics related to network operating systems. An overview was provided of what network operating systems do. In this chapter we look at the most recent version of NetWare, NetWare 6.5 (the most recent as of writing this book; I in fact had the pleasure of working with the NetWare 6.5 beta).
Like other network operating systems, Novell NetWare supplies you with the ability to set up file servers and print servers. Specialty servers providing services such as DNS, DHCP, and Web services can also be configured (NetWare 6.5 actually uses Apache2 as its Web server).
While one chapter cannot possibly do more than scratch the surface related to the body of information that is required to administer a network operating system such as NetWare, we can look at how NetWare arranges users and other objects in a logical hierarchy and look at some of the tools that are used to configure and administer a NetWare server.