Joe Acquisto | 1 Oct 21:11 2010
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Re: nbackup error

One must report, with some chagrin, that this may not be a bug after all.
(OK, so "must" is a bit of a stretch)

Some time back, we had a bug related to nbackup, that was resolved by a
corrected file "/opt/novell/lib/libtsafs.so.0.0.48".

While working with Novell on this issue, we had created symbolic links so
that  "/opt/novell/lib/libtsafs.so", and "/opt/novell/lib/libtsafs.so.0"
pointed to other files.

While puzzling over various issues, I noticed that one of these files was a
symbolic link to an older version of "/opt/novell/lib/libtsafs.so.0.0.48".

I corrected this, and now it appears that nbackup correctly  restores to a
remote location, where a package above " novell-sms1.1.4-15.i586.rpm" is
installed.

Sorry for any inconvenience and now back to our regularly scheduled Friday
deprogramming.

joe a.

On Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 9:26 AM, Joe Acquisto <joe.acquisto <at> gmail.com>wrote:

> To be more precise, the tsa unload/load is all that is required for the
> restore to "not error out".  I did not mean to imply that was all that was
> needed to reload any other part of the "downgraded" package that might
> currently exist in memory.
>
> So, on to other matters.  Like how to deal with all this rain.
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Joe Acquisto | 14 Oct 20:15 2010
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re-install server into tree

Deleted a replica server (oes-liux) via ndsconfig rm, after deleting
relicas.   Now, this server must be re-installed.  Attempting this, using
yast, gives me "user credentials failed to validate  port 636" when trying
to authenicate.   Google tells me that some have had success, simply saying
'install anyway', as this is only a cert problem with secure LDAP.

Seems to get about half way and stalls.  ndsd is running, and top shows
ndsconfig over 99 for cpu.  been this way for 20 minutes, so, I'd guess it
is hung.  I see nothing, via consoleone, that indicated the new server has
been installed.

joe a.
jrd | 14 Oct 20:46 2010
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Re: re-install server into tree

On 14/10/2010 19:15, Joe Acquisto wrote:
> Deleted a replica server (oes-liux) via ndsconfig rm, after deleting
> relicas.   Now, this server must be re-installed.  Attempting this, using
> yast, gives me "user credentials failed to validate  port 636" when trying
> to authenicate.   Google tells me that some have had success, simply saying
> 'install anyway', as this is only a cert problem with secure LDAP.
>
> Seems to get about half way and stalls.  ndsd is running, and top shows
> ndsconfig over 99 for cpu.  been this way for 20 minutes, so, I'd guess it
> is hung.  I see nothing, via consoleone, that indicated the new server has
> been installed.
>
> joe a.
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	First check that eDir objects of the old server are completely absent. 
To bypass secure LDAP, tell the LDAP server side to permit binds without 
the SSL protection. Otherwise LDAP on the (new) client side needs to 
employ the trusted root cert from the LDAP server side.
	Joe D.
Joe Acquisto | 14 Oct 21:00 2010
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Re: re-install server into tree

Thanks.   I was sure there was a way to do non secure conversation, but
could not recall. Obvious, of course.  Oh, sure, now.

I have gotten further (renamed the dib directory and fixed the basic ldap
config) so now can export a cert for that server, as it, and certs, are now
seen in ConsoleOne.

Either way, I think a cure is near. As opposed to a curse is near.

joe a.

On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 2:46 PM, jrd <jrd <at> netlab1.oucs.ox.ac.uk> wrote:

> On 14/10/2010 19:15, Joe Acquisto wrote:
>
>> Deleted a replica server (oes-liux) via ndsconfig rm, after deleting
>> relicas.   Now, this server must be re-installed.  Attempting this, using
>> yast, gives me "user credentials failed to validate  port 636" when trying
>> to authenicate.   Google tells me that some have had success, simply
>> saying
>> 'install anyway', as this is only a cert problem with secure LDAP.
>>
>> Seems to get about half way and stalls.  ndsd is running, and top shows
>> ndsconfig over 99 for cpu.  been this way for 20 minutes, so, I'd guess it
>> is hung.  I see nothing, via consoleone, that indicated the new server has
>> been installed.
>>
>> joe a.
>>
> -----------
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Joe Acquisto | 14 Oct 22:30 2010
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Re: re-install server into tree

Well, tomorrow is another day.

It appears edir is actually installed, and the only issue is that the nldap
server will not bind the 636 port.  No one else is using it.  Just that
darned secure port.

Have deleted certs and said ndsconfig upgrade.  No joy.

joe a.

On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 3:00 PM, Joe Acquisto <joe.acquisto <at> gmail.com>wrote:

> Thanks.   I was sure there was a way to do non secure conversation, but
> could not recall. Obvious, of course.  Oh, sure, now.
>
> I have gotten further (renamed the dib directory and fixed the basic ldap
> config) so now can export a cert for that server, as it, and certs, are now
> seen in ConsoleOne.
>
> Either way, I think a cure is near. As opposed to a curse is near.
>
> joe a.
>
>
> On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 2:46 PM, jrd <jrd <at> netlab1.oucs.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
>
>> On 14/10/2010 19:15, Joe Acquisto wrote:
>>
>>> Deleted a replica server (oes-liux) via ndsconfig rm, after deleting
>>> relicas.   Now, this server must be re-installed.  Attempting this, using
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Joe Acquisto | 15 Oct 15:27 2010
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Re: re-install server into tree

The problem was related to libntls.so.2 having gone missing on the problem
server.  It exists on other boxes as /opt/novell/lib/libntls.   Odd.

Extraction and re-install of patch ss206_SLAH.tgz solved the issue.

joe a.

On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 4:30 PM, Joe Acquisto <joe.acquisto <at> gmail.com>wrote:

> Well, tomorrow is another day.
>
> It appears edir is actually installed, and the only issue is that the nldap
> server will not bind the 636 port.  No one else is using it.  Just that
> darned secure port.
>
> Have deleted certs and said ndsconfig upgrade.  No joy.
>
> joe a.
>
>
> On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 3:00 PM, Joe Acquisto <joe.acquisto <at> gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Thanks.   I was sure there was a way to do non secure conversation, but
>> could not recall. Obvious, of course.  Oh, sure, now.
>>
>> I have gotten further (renamed the dib directory and fixed the basic ldap
>> config) so now can export a cert for that server, as it, and certs, are now
>> seen in ConsoleOne.
>>
>> Either way, I think a cure is near. As opposed to a curse is near.
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Maurice | 25 Oct 22:52 2010

NCL 2.0 sp2, OS 11.3

Recently installed openSuSE 11.3 on my PC (having run 11.0, 11.1, 11.2
each time using the appropriate version of the Novell Client for Linux
(as I dwell in a NetWare shop)) and using the NCL 2.0 sp2 (like I did on
openSuSE 11.2) I was able to run the login script, etc. like the Win
users so when they have file and folder questions I can 'see' what they
were seeing, etc.

Recently, the week of Oct 18th, I installed some updates that broke NCL?!
Un-installed NCL via YAST, rebooted, re-installed it - the usual stuff -
but still not working.
I rolled back a version or two of the kernel, hoping that was the
solution, but it's still broken.

When I tag the Novell login tray icon I get the error 'Cannot scan
Connection References. Error:NWCCScanConnRefs:'
Within the description box I see the file ncpConnectionRefScanner.cpp is
listed with a line reference and so on...

Anyone else seeing this type of NCL breakage?
At the moment, I'm trying to roll back my updates to get to the point of
functionality but still no luck after a few days...

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

--

-- 
-Maurice Pelletier
Child Development Services - Cumberland County
50 Depot Road
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Patrick Schmidt | 26 Oct 16:48 2010

Cheap storage for NSS

We are looking to add some cheap storage to about 10 of our Netware and OES/Linux servers. This is something
to get us over a budget hump for a year or two. We have talked about some type of SATA enclosure where we can add
4 drives and configure it RAID 10. iSCSI interface is best, we've seen some things that will do Firewire,
USB 3, etc. We could add an interface to the server, but drivers would be a concern. We've looked at Drobo
devices, but they don't appear to do Netware or NSS. Any advice here?

Thanks

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Patrick Schmidt
Millard Public Schools
Network Support Specialist
(402)715-6278
peschmid <at> mpsomaha.org 
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James Taylor | 26 Oct 16:58 2010

Re: Cheap storage for NSS

With OES Linux, you can mount USB drives and format them as NSS.
For iSCSI, you could load a server box up with cheap drives and use the linux iSCSI target.
This assumes you are looking at capacity rather than performance.
-jt

James Taylor
678-697-9420
james.taylor <at> eastcobbgroup.com

>>> "Patrick Schmidt" <peschmid <at> mpsomaha.org> 10/26/2010   10:48 AM >>> 
We are looking to add some cheap storage to about 10 of our Netware and OES/Linux servers. This is something
to get us over a budget hump for a year or two. We have talked about some type of SATA enclosure where we can add
4 drives and configure it RAID 10. iSCSI interface is best, we've seen some things that will do Firewire,
USB 3, etc. We could add an interface to the server, but drivers would be a concern. We've looked at Drobo
devices, but they don't appear to do Netware or NSS. Any advice here?

Thanks

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Patrick Schmidt
Millard Public Schools
Network Support Specialist
(402)715-6278
peschmid <at> mpsomaha.org 
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Randy Grein | 26 Oct 17:42 2010

RE: Cheap storage for NSS

Sure, why not? Every bottom-end hardware vendor sells a Windows box as 'NAS' storage, would be faster as
netware or linux.

-----Original Message-----
From: novell-bounces <at> netlab1.oucs.ox.ac.uk [mailto:novell-bounces <at> netlab1.oucs.ox.ac.uk] On
Behalf Of James Taylor
Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 7:58 AM
To: Novell LAN Interest Group
Subject: Re: Cheap storage for NSS

With OES Linux, you can mount USB drives and format them as NSS.
For iSCSI, you could load a server box up with cheap drives and use the linux iSCSI target.
This assumes you are looking at capacity rather than performance.
-jt

James Taylor
678-697-9420
james.taylor <at> eastcobbgroup.com

>>> "Patrick Schmidt" <peschmid <at> mpsomaha.org> 10/26/2010   10:48 AM >>> 
We are looking to add some cheap storage to about 10 of our Netware and OES/Linux servers. This is something
to get us over a budget hump for a year or two. We have talked about some type of SATA enclosure where we can add
4 drives and configure it RAID 10. iSCSI interface is best, we've seen some things that will do Firewire,
USB 3, etc. We could add an interface to the server, but drivers would be a concern. We've looked at Drobo
devices, but they don't appear to do Netware or NSS. Any advice here?

Thanks

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Patrick Schmidt
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