Bug 20885 - ncpfs and netware 5.1 servers...
Summary: ncpfs and netware 5.1 servers...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ncpfs   
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Phil Knirsch
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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Reported: 2000-11-14 22:53 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2015-03-05 01:08 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-01-17 11:08:25 UTC
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Description Need Real Name 2000-11-14 22:53:25 UTC
When attempting to mount a volume on a netware 5.1 server with ncpfs 
version (via ncpmount -v), I get the following:

[robertcn@thirdspace robertcn]$ ncpmount -U<username> -S<server> nds/
Logging into <server> as <user>
ncpmount: No referrals (-634) in nds login
Login denied.

If, however, I log into the same server from a 6.2 box running ncpfs 
version (via ncpmount -v), it works fine.

I haven't tried back reving the package, but I would rather not do so if 
not completely necessary.


Comment 1 Need Real Name 2000-11-14 23:01:31 UTC
Ooops.  The version of Redhat that the ncpfs wasn't broken on was a 6.0 box.

Comment 2 Alastair Channon 2001-10-10 21:27:51 UTC
I've just run into this exact error, and worked-around the problem.  
On our network 7.1 users could not connect to some of the Netware
shares/servers.  6.1 users could connect to all.    
The problem exists in 7.1, but not in 6.1.  I'm not sure about 6.2 or 7.0.

So a work-around is to revert to the version of ncpfs that was in RedHat 6.1:

1. Download ncpfs- from

2. As superuser:
rpm -e ncpfs-
rpm --rebuild ncpfs-
cd /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386
rpm -ivh ncpfs-

Redhat: It would be great to have this fixed in a future release.  And perhaps
an update for 7.2 if it's not fixed in that.  I don't have a copy as it has not
been released yet. 

Best wishes,

Comment 3 Need Real Name 2001-10-10 22:50:57 UTC
A note as I have been remiss in keeping track of this bug.  If you need to log 
into an nds server with ncpfs and the server is IP only, use the -A flag and 
give it the FQDN of the server (or just the server name if you have resolv.conf 
looking up the right address) and it'll work as well.

Comment 4 Phil Knirsch 2002-01-17 11:08:19 UTC
As this seems to be more of a configuration issue and the comments already
provide a workaround resp. a correct configuration for the problem i'm closing
the bug as NOTABUG.

Read ya, Phil

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