With NMAS 2.3 or later, you can configure NMAS, on a per-server basis, to refresh the cached NMAS login policy from the NMAS login policy stored in the Security container at scheduled intervals instead of upon every login attempt. This configuration is set using the NMAS policy refresh rate command.
NOTE: The server accesses the Security container once during startup to cache the policy. Then, based on the configured intervals, the server attempts to access the Security container to refresh the policy.
The policy refresh rate command has the following syntax:
nmas RefreshRate minutes
where minutes is the number of minutes between each attempt to check if the cached NMAS login policy needs to be updated from the NMAS login policy stored in the Security container.
The following describes how the policy refresh rate command can be invoked for each NMAS Server platform:
The autoexec.ncf file can contain the policy refresh rate command as described above. Because this command can only be executed after nmas.nlm is loaded, the command should be place near the end of the autoexec.ncf.
The policy refresh rate command can also be entered at the NetWare® console.
When NMAS is started, it processes the nmas.cfg configuration file located in the same directory as the DIB files (typically c:\novell\nds\dibfiles\). The configuration file can contain the policy refresh rate command as described above.
The policy refresh rate command can also be invoked after NMAS has been started. This is done from the Novell® eDirectoryTM Services console by selecting nmas.dlm, typing the policy refresh command in the Startup Parameters field, then clicking Configure.