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Chapter 8. Networking with Novell NetWare 6.5 > The Netware Network Structure

The Netware Network Structure

Versions of NetWare prior to the release of 4.0 used a flat database structure called the bindery to manage users, server volumes, and resources on the network. Each NetWare server had its own bindery (not unlike a Windows NT domain), making it more difficult for users to access resources on different network servers. As already mentioned, with the release of version 4.0, a hierarchical database called the Novell Directory Services (NDS) provided a tree structure that allowed for the integration of all network resources and objects into one branching structure.

Versions 4 and 5 of NetWare embraced NDS. With the release of NetWare 6, Novell has upgraded the directory service to the eDirectory; eDirectory is similar to NDS in that a branching hierarchy is used to hold objects that make up the network entities. Network trees, servers, users, groups, and other objects reside in this branching structure.


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