Assigning Netware rights via the command line

by File in: Novell

Here at the office we have a group in charge of assigning and maintain user and group rights and permissions to our various systems.  It’s nice not having to worry about that aspect of server administration.  But I have an urgent need to have some eDirectoy group rights assigned to a specific directory on every […]

Howto: Authenticate to eDirectory via the Novell Client, command line style

by File in: edirectory

I have a backup script that runs on a Windows 2003 server that requires Novell client authentication.  Here’s how to authenticate to eDirectory via the command line, which means it’s scriptable!  The syntax is: c:\windows\system32\LOGINW32.EXE  .user.ou.o /PWD password /CONT Alternatively, you could map a drive to an eDirectory server (Netware, SLES Linux or Windows), which […]

Creating eDirectory SSL certificates with alternate names to use across round robin DNS load balanced web servers

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We have three internal Apache web servers that we use for Groupwise webaccess 7.0.3.  Each server will be accessed acrossed our intranet via round robin DNS at https://webaccess/gw/webacc for email.  When users currently access this URL they are getting Internet Explorer Security Alerts, stating:   The name on the security cerrtificate is invalid or does not […]

“Error -618 – The Server has detected an inconsistent database” when trying to view an eDirectory object’s properties in ConsoleOne

by File in: edirectory

When trying to view a Groupwise Distribution List in ConsoleOne, I received the following error:   -618  The Server has detected an inconsistent database. Usually this means that the number of entries in a container does not match the number stored in the container’s entry   This message indicates an eDirectory problem.  To repair this object, […]

Howto: Find eDirectory SSL certificates and determine when they expire

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I’ve recently experienced some challenges releated to expired eDirectory SSL certificated on my Netware and OES servers.  I came across TIDs 10098567 and 3814248, which describe methods of querying eDirectory via LDAP to find expired or soon to be expired certificates.   I was going to give these methods a try until I realized they required adding […]

novell-scrub.sh – use when you really, really, really want to get rid of eDirectory

by File in: edirectory

Earlier I detailed a method for re-installing eDirectory from a difficult SLES 10 SP2 server.  Sometimes even this method doesn’t work, and you have to resort to using novell-scrub.sh to totally remove eDirectory from the server before it can be reinstalled. WARNING:  THIS SCRIPT WILL REMOVE EDIRECTORY AND ALL IT’S COMPONENTS (CONSOLEONE, GROUPWISE, ETC) SO USE WITH […]

Error reinstalling eDirectory on SLES 10: Installing NDSserv… Unable to install

by File in: edirectory, Linux

Error received when I was reinstalling eDirectory on SLES 10: Installing NDSserv… Unable to install NDSserv-8-7-3-37.i386.rpm, exiting To fix this error:  1) Rename the /usr/lib/nds-modules directory /usr/lib/nds-modules.old: mv /usr/lib/nds-modules /usr/lib/nds-modules.bad   2) re-run  ./nds-install                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       3) copy original /usr/lib/nds-modules.old files back to /usr/lib/nds-modules after installation completes: cp /usr/lib/nds-modules.bad/* /usr/lib/nds-modules/

Free Dell Server and Storage Stencils, including EMC

by File in: Visio

I’m working on a Visio drawing of our proposed Groupwise upgrade environment, and needed some better stencils to represents servers and SAN storage than the ones that come with Visio 2003. I found some very nice stencils at visiocafe.com for Dell servers and storage and EMC storage, including Dell branded EMC storage and EqualLogic. I […]

Howto: Export Novell Netware users using LDAP

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Right before leaving my previous job I was helping a school migrate from Novell Netware 6.5 to Microsoft Windows Server 2008.  They had many users they wanted to export from eDirectory and import into Active Directory. To perform this task, I used the ldifde utility.  The single command I used to dump the users follows […]

802.1x Network Authentication – FreeRADIUS with the Novell Client Resources

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One of my educational clients is going to be implementing a fairly significantly sized wireless network this summer. The are an all Cisco shop – all Cisco data electronics, VoIP system, firewall, etc. The wireless access points will be Cisco, probably 1252s, which are wireless-G and support the draft specifications for wireless-N. Their dilemma is […]