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AppNote: Writing NetWare Loadable Modules (NLMs) as Shared Libraries
17 Jun 04
This AppNote discusses how to write NetWare Loadable Modules (NLMs) that serve as shared libraries in the NLM environment. There are three traditional veins of NetWare Loadable Module (NLM) writing. Of the three, libraries have been the most vague and contradicted topic of discussion over the 15-year history of NLM writing. This topic was addressed by an extensive AppNote in May 2003, and this article updates that one for more POSIX-oriented work.
AppNote: Directions in NetWare Programming 13 Jul 04
Here's another great AppNote from Russell Bateman. This one discusses the features and functionality of NetWare's programming environment for writing applications that run as NetWare-loadable Modules (NLMs) on NetWare.
Accessing eDirectory on NetWare from Perl 10 May 06
Here's an AppNote from David Bank that shows you how to access eDirectory on NetWare from a Perl script.
AppNote: iChain 2.2 - Developing a Custom OLAC Driver 25 Nov 03
Check out this great new AppNote by Shane Johns. He has provided detailed instructions on how to develop a custom OLAC driver for iChain 2.2.
AppNote: Modeling and Writing a Common Information Model (CIM) Provider 10 May 05
The Common Information Model (CIM) provides a unified method for managing an enterprise network without requiring an overhaul of the existing network management infrastructure. This How-to AppNote discusses CIM and explains the approach to be taken to develop a CIM Provider.
AppNote: Designing and Building Applications on Directories 04 May 05
Imagine if you could build applications right on top of your directory, instead of on an SQL database. Now it's a reality, thanks to this development guide from long-time Cool Solutions contributor Michel Bluteau. Build it with C#.NET, move it to Linux ... it's all here.
AppNote: Moving a .NET C# LDAP Browser Application to Mono on Linux 19 Nov 04
This is about putting together a small LDAP browser graphical application with Visual Studio.NET that talks to eDirectory, and then moving it to a Linux server running mono. This helps to illustrate how to move existing C#.NET apps from Windows to mono on Linux.
AppNote: Shimming CLib Context into NetWare Loadable Modules (NLMs) Built for LibC 02 Dec 04
This AppNote discusses how to write LibC-based NLMs that are able to consume CLib interfaces in the NLM environment.
AppNote: Getting Settable Parameter Values in NetWare 13 Jul 05
This How-to AppNote discusses how to obtain the values of command-line-settable parameters from a NetWare-loadable Module (NLM) and explores creating and maintaining your own settable parameters. (Freshly updated.)
AppNote: Writing Alternate Debugger Command Parsers for NetWare 27 Jul 04
Adding debugger commands to help you debug your special application or library is a little understood process for NetWare. This How-to AppNote, from frequent contributor Russell Bateman, presents the details of doing it.
AppNote: Writing Command Parsers for NetWare 30 Jun 04 AppNote: Writing Command Parsers for NetWare This How-to AppNote discusses how to register a command parser from a NetWare-loadable Module (NLM).