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I have a Novell 4.11 server. I used to have a lot of users that looked like they were logged in twice with a * beside the name. I now have the same users only the * is gone by some of them not all. I did apply a patch recently that fixed a file lock problem. Anyone got any ideas?

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by gregc In reply to To Many Connections

Here is the info you need

NetWare 4.x/intraNetWare: In NetWare 4 and intraNetWare, there are 3 types of connections: Not- Logged-In, Authenticated, and Authenticated/Licensed.

Not-Logged-In Connection. A Not-Logged-In connection is the same as what you see in NetWare 3.x: the initial attachment of the workstation before authentication or licensing occurs. It is displayed in MONITOR as "NOT- LOGGED-IN" in the Active connections window. This could also be a user who has logged out, leavinga Not-Logged-In connection to the server on which his or her default drive was located.
Authenticated Connection. The Authenticated connection is an unlicensed connection that can access Novell Directory Services (NDS) but can't, in its current state, access the server's file or print services. These entries appear in MONITOR's Active Connections windows with an asterisk (*) by their object name.
This type of connection most often occurs when users are browsing the NDS tree to view objects located in an NDS replica held on another server. They can also be from other NetWare servers carrying out NDS synchronization or time synchronization activities. These types of connections do not count against the number of allowable license connections for the server.

Authenticated/Licensed Connection. In NetWare 4.x, the authenticated state occurs when the user enters the correct username and password. From this information, NDS establishes the user's identity and authenticates the user via the security methods found in its encryption algorithms. However, a user's connection doesn't become authenticated and licensed until the user requests access to the server's file and print services. Typically, such requests are initially performed through the container, profile, or user login script. An authenticated/licensed connection uses up one of the NetWare server's licensed connections.

Hope this helps,

Greg

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by webmaster In reply to To Many Connections

What GregC said is the explanation Novell gives at their site---but it doesn't really say what causes that. I believe it is related to the client that you are using and whether it is trying to maintain bindery services (allowing login to 3x servers). If you install the client32 on a windows 95/98 machine, use the custom install instead of the typical or it will by default try to give you bindery services as well. The NT client we use doesn't seems to be OK using the typical install.

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by webmaster In reply to To Many Connections

What GregC said is the explanation Novell gives at their site---but it doesn't really say what causes that. I believe it is related to the client that you are using and whether it is trying to maintain bindery services (allowing login to 3x servers). If you install the client32 on a windows 95/98 machine, use the custom install instead of the typical or it will by default try to give you bindery services as well. The NT client we use seems to be OK using the typical install.

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