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By rfinley ·
I have a W2KPro box that needs to login to a NW6 tree that is across a router. Do I use a lmhost file on the W2k box to allow it to see the NW6 server (as I would with a W2K Domain)? Or do I need to use some other tool? (I'm IP only.)

(Specificsteps would be greatly appreciated.)

Thanks for the assistance.

-Robert Finley

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by BudTheGrey In reply to login to NW6 across a rou ...

The novell client uses the HOSTS file, (vice LMHOSTS), located in C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC. The place to start is to put an entry there for your server & it's IP address. Or have the server's name added to your DNS server.

For finding services on the 'net, NW6 uses SLP (Service Location Protocol). The netware 6 server should be running SLPDA.NLM; this makes it easier for the server advertise it's services. You should configure the NWclient software on your workstation to look directly to the SLPDA, without searching through multicasts. It fairly easy:

Go to the properties of the Novell client, either by right-clicking on the red "N" in the system tray, or by going to the properties of the "local area connection", then the properties of the "Novell Client"

Find the table called "Service location". In the bottom half of that tab is "Directory Agent List". Put in the IP of your server, Click "add", put check mark in "static", then click OK. You may have to re-boot afterward.

If you still can't log in, and can't browse the tree, it's possible the router is filtering out the netware packets (I *think* they are on port 524, but I'm not sure)

A search of the Novell knowledgebase (http://support.novell.com/search/kb_index.jsp) with the term "login across router" turned up a good deal of useful information.

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by rstoebe In reply to login to NW6 across a rou ...

If you can ping the NetWare server you can simply use the IP address in place of the server name in the client advanced options.

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by JJB18 In reply to login to NW6 across a rou ...

I would start by setting up (if you haven't already) or checking SLP. The server needs to be configured as does the settings in the client. This is Novell's method vs. Hosts or LMhosts files.

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