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Reports possible global groups in your tree


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  • Secure Identity
  • Posted:7 Mar 2001
    File Size:154KB
    Publisher:Peter Kuo


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    GGroup (Global Group Reporter) is a 32-bit Windows-based utility that isdesigned to report possible global groups in your tree. A global groupis a Group object that has one or more members that are not in the samepartition as the Group object itself. For example, if the Group object is inpartition Toronto and one of its members, Sally, is located in partition Dallas,then this Group object is considered to be a possible global group as itsmembers may "span a WAN" as the partitions in question may beseparated by a WAN link.

    Why is a global group not desireable? Consider the following. There are twopartitions in the tree, separated by a slow WAN link. In your login script,you're testing the membership using IF MEMBER OF. The login script processorreads the membership sequentially. Therefore, if the Group is large,there can be a performance issue. If the Group object is a "global group"(and that there is not a copy of the other partition locally), one will have tocross the (slow) WAN link in order to get at the User's information. This isgenerally undesirable (but may be necessary). The objective of GGroup is topoint out such groups to you so you are aware of their existence and take anycorrective steps if necessary.

    GGroup has been tested with NetWare 4.10 and higher, including NetWare 6.

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