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Login fails when using an additional/secondary IP address on an OES file server

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Novell Client 2 SP3 for Windows
Open Enterprise Server 11 OES


When trying to login to an OES server with an alternate/secondary IP server address, the error "Tree or Server not found" is displayed.

Specifying the IP address set as the server's default IP address allows the user to login without any problem.


Configure the server to listen for NCP (port 524) on the secondary IP address. Additional IP addresses must be routable.  Add the secondary IP addresses to the server's eDirectory configuration by editing the "n4u.server.interfaces" entry in the /etc/opt/novell/eDirectory/conf/nds.conf file.

For example:


Separate additional entries with a comma (,).

After editing, restart eDirectory (or simply restart the server). To restart eDirectory, use the following command:
NOTE: Restarting eDirectory will cause any currently-connected users to be disconnected!
rcndsd restart


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  • Document ID:7012830
  • Creation Date:10-JUL-13
  • Modified Date:03-JUN-14
    • NovellClient for Open Enterprise Server (Client)
      Open Enterprise Server
    • NetIQeDirectory

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