I am evaluating the connectivity of RedHat 6.2 to a Novell 4.11. I am
comparing the functionality with a SCO OS 5.0.5. I believe there is a
problem with record locking of files through the ncpmount gateway to the
The test I perform is as follows:
1 I am using FoxPro from a Windows 95 PC to open a database on the Novell
server and then start to edit a record. The record becomes locked. To
prove this, I try to access the same record from another instance of
FoxPro and FoxPro reports that the record is locked.
2 If, while FoxPro has the record locked, I try to submit an update of the
same record from a user program on the SCO machine the program blocks
until I complete the edit at the Windows PC.
If I try the same operations but using the Linux machine to edit the
database then the program runs to completion regardless of the fact that
the FoxPro has locked the record.
I can demonstrate this through a PCAnyWhere session if you would like to
see what I am doing.
Could you check if this problem persists with the newest Red Hat Linux release?
I assume it does though.
Also it would be good to know if you use the same ncpmount application on SCO as
on Linux (meaning of there is a special SCO software to do the netware volume
If this is the case then it will prove to be very difficult to fix this problem
as it is likely to be a very inheritant ncpfs problem for which there is no
'easy' fix and should probably be really fixed in the long run by the real
Read ya, Phil
As i got no response to my request for more testing i'm closing this bug as a
'WONTFIX' as i can't reproduce it myself and i belive it's more a real package
maintainer fix that would be required.
Read ya, Phil