iFolder

Hi all,

I’m an ex Novell Network Admin, I’ve recently moved to a new company
and I’m trying to implement iFolder on the Network, I have OpenSuse 11
and have installed iFolder and can use the Web Management fine, users
can login and use it also.

The biggest problem is… On the Windows 7 Clients I have installed
iFolder client but for some reason it wont connect to server.

I have tried multiple user accounts and have SSL enabled on the server,
but I get to the end of the setup of iFolder and I get an error that
says:

“An error was encountered trying to connect to the server!”

Im pretty sure I have got the server address right as it’s asked me to
acknowledge the Certificates.

Anyone got any ideas ???

Thanks all!


cjnetworker

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cjnetworker wrote:
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I’m an ex Novell Network Admin, I’ve recently moved to a new company
and I’m trying to implement iFolder on the Network, I have OpenSuse 11
and have installed iFolder and can use the Web Management fine, users
can login and use it also.

The biggest problem is… On the Windows 7 Clients I have installed
iFolder client but for some reason it wont connect to server.[/color]

Instead of messing with iFolder you might want to look into our
upcoming Filr product.

http://www.novell.com/products/filr/

Using openSUSE won’t be supported as a backend but it may potentially
work by leveraging OpenLDAP & Samba.


Does this washcloth smell like chloroform?

good stuff thanks for the advice, Ideally i’m looking for opensource as
we have limited spends. Im also looking for a solution similar to
iFodler in which we have control of and it would run on our RedHat
family servers.

I need to implement this now really, As we have got sales guys who go
out and about seeing clients etc, unfortunately we arn’t allowed to use
Dropbox otherwise we would. iFolder seems the solution for us. We would
just like to get the clients up & running.

We are a new ISP, and have compliancy rules to abide by and one of them
is data management for our mobile workers. This is where and why we cant
use Dropbox because its not centrally managed, whereas iFolder we
control the access and the content and the actual servers themselves.

We like iFolder, It does the job. It’s just the client we cannot get
working for some reason. The client version is 3.9.

Thanks - any advice is appreciated!


cjnetworker

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cjnetworker wrote:
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good stuff thanks for the advice, Ideally i’m looking for opensource
as we have limited spends. Im also looking for a solution similar to
iFodler in which we have control of and it would run on our RedHat
family servers.[/color]

Filr of course isn’t free or open source, but has advantages over
iFolder such as apps for iOS and Android. We also tout that you can
leave your files where they exist today on your file server though that
typically means NetWare/OES/Windows. However if your file servers are,
say, Red Hat in theory it should work (assuming you’re running OpenLDAP
& Samba) but again the RHEL servers wouldn’t officially be supported.

In fact if you aren’t going to worry about stuff being supported, then
the virtualization piece may not be a problem. Filr is a virtual
appliance and officially it only supports VMware (you could of course
run the free ESXi hypervisor to do this), but we have customer using
Xen reporting that it works. I’m not sure if anyone has tried KVM yet.
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I need to implement this now really,[/color]

The Filr Technical Preview is available now.
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We like iFolder, It does the job.[/color]

I’m not sure how much development the community is doing for the open
source version of iFolder, but from our standpoint we’re not doing a
ton of development with it anymore. It’s still officially supported
for our NetWare and OES customers, and continues to receive bug fixes
(especially on OES), but all of our future development is with Filr.
Plus if you’re users are talking about wanting something like Dropbox
then iFolder really isn’t it since there aren’t any mobile clients for
iFolder.


Does this washcloth smell like chloroform?

Thanks for that, We dont worry about mobile devices except for Windows
laptops, which are connected to our network via VPN, this is where we
have our iFolder clients.

I suppose the biggest issue here is cost, we have very limited budget
but we need the solutions in order to help us moving forward.

I will look at how filr will benefit us in the future, and for now I’ll
keep cracking on trying to get the iFolder clients to work.

Thanks!


cjnetworker

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cjnetworker wrote:
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Thanks for that, We dont worry about mobile devices except for Windows
laptops, which are connected to our network via VPN, this is where we
have our iFolder clients.

I suppose the biggest issue here is cost, we have very limited budget
but we need the solutions in order to help us moving forward.

I will look at how filr will benefit us in the future, and for now
I’ll keep cracking on trying to get the iFolder clients to work.[/color]

If you want to take a peak at Filr, get an idea on pricing, etc feel
free to shoot me an e-mail. jmarton at novell dot com


Does this washcloth smell like chloroform?

Alas, this isn’t a support forum, it’s a general chat forum where
support is not provided.

http://forums.novell.com/novell-product-discussions/file-networking-serv
ices/ifolder/ is the support forum for iFolder. That is likely the best
place to get an answer to your questions. : )


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Susan wrote:
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Alas, this isn’t a support forum, it’s a general chat forum where
support is not provided.

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http://forums.novell.com/novell-product-discussions/file-networking-serv[color=blue]
ices/ifolder/ is the support forum for iFolder. That is likely the
best place to get an answer to your questions. : )[/color]

Does that forum even cover the FOSS version of iFolder?


Does this washcloth smell like chloroform?

Joe:

Are you asking a question to which you already know the answer? If so,
say the answer, instead. It’s the only iFolder support forum I could
find, so if you know of another one, perhaps you could let the OP know.
: )


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Susan wrote:
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Are you asking a question to which you already know the answer? If so,
say the answer, instead. It’s the only iFolder support forum I could
find, so if you know of another one, perhaps you could let the OP
know. : )[/color]

I’m not 100% sure about that forum since I don’t monitor it. :slight_smile: I’m
assuming it doesn’t, and actually I don’t know if any of our forums
would help the OP for what he’s trying to do. Perhaps there’s some
community forums site for the open source iFolder project?


Does this washcloth smell like chloroform?

On 06/03/2013 13:34, Joseph Marton wrote:
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I’m not 100% sure about that forum since I don’t monitor it. :slight_smile: I’m
assuming it doesn’t, and actually I don’t know if any of our forums
would help the OP for what he’s trying to do. Perhaps there’s some
community forums site for the open source iFolder project?[/color]

Well there’s http://community.ifolder.com/ which offers Kablink iFolder
that when clicking lists a Support link … of http://community.ifolder.com/

There’s also a Mailing list though that doesn’t seem to get much traffic.

HTH.

Simon
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Joe:

I don’t monitor it, either, but since the OP was looking for support
for an iFolder issue, and there’s an iFolder support forum, it seemed
like the logical place for him to start. : )


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