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Puts on dusty, well-used NetWare cap Hooray legacy skills. First of all, the command line you see is mostly useless for what you're trying to do. It isn't a command interpreter like bash or cmd. The next step is seriously dependent upon what version it is. 10-11 years old could be anything from Netware 3.1x to NetWare 5.0. You can find this out by typing ...


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NCP is a generalized communications protocol, and it currently rides primarily upon IP -- IPX has long been deprecated even by Novell. As such, it does indeed support IPv6. The primary platform for NCP is no longer Netware but Netware's successor product Open Enterprise Server (OES) which provides proprietary Novell services (such as NCP) as an add-on ...


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What you're looking for is CIFS access on the NetWare server. Getting it up is actually pretty well documented. If you're using iManager, it should be under the Native File Access tabs. You may need to run 'cifsstrt' on the console before those changes take, but it's all there. Also, be sure 'cifsstrt' is in the autoexec.ncf file so it'll survive reboots. ...


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I have not used Novell Xen or Starwind, I have worked with XenServer as well as the Xen packaged with both Debian and RHEL5. I did not try LVMoiSCSI when I tested XenServer as I didn't have an iSCSI host available at the time. That said from my understanding of iSCSI and LVM I can definitely hazard an educated guess which may help you in isolating the ...


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Backing up NetWare servers (not Novell servers as those could be Open Enterprise Server, or even SuSE Linux Enterprise Server depending on who is doing the asking) really does work best if you're using the Targeted Services Agent (TSA) architecture. The TSAs are designed to perform backups, and do a lot of the work that 'backup agents' do; such as ...


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Here you go... I feel your pain, I once had the same issue You can use ldapsearch eg: ldapsearch -LLL -x -h 172.16.0.223 -Z -D cn=admin,o=local -W "(&(objectclass=Person))" logintime If you want a nice clean csv file pipe it through this... | sed ':a;N;$!ba;s/ou=OFFICE1,o=local\n//g' | sed 's/dn: cn=//' | sed 's/logintime: //g' | sed 's/Z$//g' | ...


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I've spent some time prototyping Microsoft's Identity Lifecycle Manager a year ago. They've move things around since then, so this may not be accurate of the current state of the product. At the same time I did spend time working with Novell IDM. ILM had some marked differences from IDM. Significantly more connectors out of the box. Unlike Novell IDM, ...


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I'm going to assume you have IPX turned off. If not, let me know and I'll expand. The fastest way to make sure you connect to one interface and only one interface is to put the IP address you want to connect to in the "Server" field during login. Name resolution comes from several methods. SLP, based on whatever the Client has been configured Hints ...


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Here is a tool called TrstRpt from Wolfgang Schreiber you can download (download link).


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There is a good upgrade path to this technology. While Netware as an OS is EOL, the services it provided included eDirectory (which provides great user management and authentication plus very solid LDAP services) and NCP file sharing have been migrated to Linux. They are part of a product called Open Enterprise Server (OES) that is very much a going concern. ...


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1) No need for an eDir replica on Windows, but you do need an eDirectory replica somewhere. eDir will run on Windows, Solaris, AIX, or Linux. (And still on Netware if you want too). 2) The issue with case sensitive file names has to do with how Netware file systems (TFS or NSS) handle case sensitivity. They are case remembering but not case sensitive ...


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As SpacemanSpiff noted, SLP is used to find servers and trees. However, if you cannot get multicast out the network connection, I would consider just entering the IP address/IP Name of the server or tree to try and connect. That will work even if SLP is not working, most of the time.


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Moving folders into others is not logged. There are audit tools, but if you enable them, the volume of data generated will astound you. File operations happen far more often than expected and will fill any space you make available. Easy way is look in the directory for any salvageable files. If the folder is not there, then you know it was moved. Then ...


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Netware's been dead for years really, though there's a lot of old-timers like myself who fondly remember it. You may find some disk recovery companies about that will give it a go, best just google in your local area for 'data recovery' and call them up. That said I'd be paying more attention to your backups (you make and test them right?) as even if you ...


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If you're using standard Linux LDAP binding, rather than the Novell-specific bind methods available with Open Enterprise Server, the user you configure in rootbinddn needs to be able to change passwords for users. This is a specific right to grant in eDirectory. If the user specified is only allowed to query eDir, then password changes won't actually work. ...


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It could be a couple of things: It is possible, though not likely, that the Novell Netware servers are still running pure IPX. Microsoft dropped IPX support for Windows as of Vista. If your NW servers are in this state, there isn't a thing you can do short of turning on TCP/IP for them. It is possible, though somewhat more likely, that you're running both ...


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At the console of the server, use the MODULES command, which is also aliased to M. So, m xnfs.nlm should be sufficient to report the date and version of this build. Often times they forget to increment build numbers so it is not 100% but in the case of this patch, the date would be a giveaway. If it is not really recent, you are likely not patched.


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If it's a really simple process to start I would probably add it to inittab with a respawn entry. Otherwise look at using something like monit to check and automatically restart processes.


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Application examples: ArcServe Backup Agent for NetWare Pervasive.SQL v7 NetWare Lotus Domino Server SPX (analogous to TCP) was optimised for LANs, and used per-packet NACKs (packets were assumed to be received instead of explicitly acknowledged) and had no concept of a transmission window. Compare this with TCP, which uses an ACK for every ...


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You might look at imapsync though, frankly, if Outlook is crashing GroupWise when export IMAP then it's likely imapsync will crash it, too.


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You can use Novell Remote Manager, or NoRM, for this. Open this in your Internet browser: https://address_of_your_NetWare_server:8009/ . It provides lots of information about the server, including its hardware specifications. In addition, it seems you can access data, provided by NoRM, from the command line, using Novell Remote Manager Command-Line ...


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NetWare, type SPEED for CPU, type MEMORY, for memory. If it's an HP server, and insight manager is installed you can get a lot more information @ http://serverip:2301 As suggested above NORM will provide you some information too.


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Novell trees and resources are typically located via SLP, one or more of the netware servers is an SLP DA, and you should configure the novell client to point at the server that is the DA. From there, as for administration, you should either configure RCONJ or use Novell remote manager to manage the box. This should be sufficient with minimum configuration ...


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I've always used Netware with IPX/SPX for main protocol and only used IP for some of the specific apps that required it. You may need to install your client with IPX and then try searching for the tree.


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The Intruder Lockout events will be logged to the sys:\etc\console.log file (assuming you have CONLOG.NLM running) if running on Netware. If this is an OES2 Linux server then I think it will be in /var/log/messages. This is a per server thing, since each possible replica server will be responsible for the lockout events. If you had Identity Manager in ...


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In an AD environment, all DCs will sync their time with the DC that owns the PDC Emulator FSMO role. All client machines will then sync their time with a DC in their site. The DC that owns the PDC Emulator FSMO role is setup to not sync at all, but most admins will change this. It's common to set this DC to sync to an NTP server on the internet. As for ...


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eDirectory servers use NTP or Novell TimeSync to synchronize to each other, you design a basic hierarchy. If the clients have the Novell client they should automatically sync to their nearest replica servers. If they don't then you have to configured time synchronization independently.


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For DNS/DHCP, you can use the existing Nagios plugins from your Nagios server to check that they're DNS-ing and DHCP-ing properly. If your cluster's running on SLES, you should be able to install the Nagios plugins and NRPE on the SLES servers, then monitor that with check_nrpe on the Nagios box. That will let you check mount points, running processes, ...


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As you have HP server and you mention HP datacenter. The tool who do that for HP is Server Automation, it's support Suse 9 and 10 for : OS provisioning patching application deployment audit and compliance inventory It's also able to integrate with iLo to automate OS provisioning.


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Novell started with Netware with a user database called the Bindery. The password then as now was based on RSA Private/Public key pairs. With NDS in Netware 4.0 they kept the same basic password method, and it is reasonably secure. With eDirectory (what NDS got renamed to, around version 8.x of eDirectory, which was around the Netware 6.x timeframe) they ...



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