Setting up IPX and NCPFS on Ubuntu 14.04

It seems that packages are not published yet for 14.04, so if you need to string together a Novell 3.12 server and Linux for some reason, this may help.

The packages from the Maverick release work perfectly.

So visit and download the following files.

  • ipx_2.2.6-8_amd64.deb
  • libncp_2.2.6-8_amd64.deb
  • libpam-ncp_2.2.6-8_amd64.deb
  • ncpfs_2.2.6-8_amd64.deb

The best way to do this (if you’re unsure) is to use wget from a console, just copy the download links from the page and paste so you end up with


Then install the packages as root.

sudo dpkg -i ipx_2.2.6-8_amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i libncp_2.2.6-8_amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i libpam-ncp_2.2.6-8_amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i ncpfs_2.2.6-8_amd64.deb

Now if you’re attached to a Novell server typing the command slist as root should show it.

There are plenty of tutorials on how to mount a Netware drive, or use pserver to use your linux box as a Netware printer server.

This post was mainly a record for myself.