I don't know how many archers work in and around novell, but today I created a quick (read dirty) pkgbuild for ncpfs [ ftp://platan.vc.cvut.cz/pub/linux/ncpfs/ ]
The arch kernel26 now comes with ncp support build as a kernel module... I was able to mount a volume on our netware server using my compiled ncpmount..
I soon encountered a problem in that the files on the netware volume were all showing as the old and very ugly 8.3 namespace (FILEON~1.DOC)... A little research led me to the following options in the kernel source package config...
CONFIG_NCPFS_* all other NCPFS 'options' are NOT set...
I set the following NCPFS options, recompiled, rebooted and mounted the netware volume again... This time a much nicer namespace was used, and gone were the 8.3 conventions...
I would be happy to share and maintain the ncpfs package once I flush out the pkgbuild, but it is not overly usefull unless the kernel is compiled with these options enabled (remember the module is currently being built).
Should I file a bug report on this?