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Solving the NSS Memory Problem

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By Rene Strydom

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Updated: 1 Jan 2005

PROBLEM: On server load, I got NSS errors stating NSS did not have enough memory, add memory to server, then the server would go into a loop and keep on rebooting. Novell NetWare 6.0 Support pack 5 applied.

SOLUTION: After searching Novell website I found no solution to the problem. So I did some testing and here's how I solved it.

I started up the server without autoexec and went into monitor on server parameters and NSS settings and reduced the NSS cache buffers. The server came up beautifully!

Seemed that the NSS buffer was set too high for the amount of memory my server had.

Hope this helps someone.

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