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Finding Missing NBM Filters after Upgrades

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By Craig Johnson

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Posted: 27 Jun 2007


A Forum reader recently asked:

"We've had the following problem since upgrading BorderManager 3.8.4 to BorderManager 3.8 SP5. Since the update was installed, we lost some of our filters (from looking in filtcfg). Is this a known issue after updating to BorderManager 3.8 SP5, or what could be the problem?"

And here's the response from Craig Johnson ...


It's not, though it can be a known problem when upgrading from NetWare 6.0 to 6.5.

Your filters are stored in the NBMRuleContainer in NDS - usually in the same OU as the server. If something goes wrong there (NDS), you get filtering problems. Filtering problems are generally associated with seeing -6001 errors in the logger screen when trying to edit certain exceptions.

In general, you can delete the contents of the NBMRuleContainer and remigrate the filters from a (good) copy of filters.cfg, using a filtsrv migrate procedure. You want to be sure you copy in a good copy of filters.cfg just before doing the migrate. (For more on the whole issue, in either my BorderManager 3.x book or my BorderManager filtering book, see the URL below).

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