Source:  eDirectory or NDS

Explanation:  A value for the specified attribute does not exist on the specified object.

Warning: Applying all solutions mentioned in this topic could make the problem worse if the actual cause of the problem is not known. Before following a course of action, make sure that you understand the cause of the error and the consequences for the actions suggested.

Possible Cause:  The requester does not have sufficient rights to the attribute for the specified object.

Action:  If appropriate, assign the requester the necessary rights.

Possible Cause:  An attempt was made to find the master replica, and the master replica was not found.

Action:  Designate a master replica.

Possible Cause:  This error might be a temporary condition that exists due to the loosely consistent nature of eDirectory or NDS.

Action:  Wait and try the action again. If this error persists, contact a Novell Support Provider.

Possible Cause:  If this error is encountered during the login or authentication process, this error usually means that the user's or the server's public key could not be located. For more information, see Authentication Keys.

Action:  If it is the user's public keys, regenerate the user's key pair by changing the password with the applicable utility. For more information, see Authentication Keys.

If it is the server's public keys and that server is a critical server, then contact a Novell Support Provider for assistance in restoring the server's keys.

Possible Cause:  An occurrence of this error during the synchronization process between servers means one of the public keys cannot be located or the replica list of one of the servers contains inconsistent results.

Action:  Determine whether the value exists for the specified attribute using nlist.

If either of these messages is displayed without an error code, do the following action that is applicable to the error displayed: Error unable to communicate or Error sending updates.

Error Name Action

Error sending updates

Check to see if a problem exists with the object.

To do this, use DSTRACE and the set DSTRACE=+sync command.

If an error exists, try deleting the object in question.

Error unable to communicate

  • Check to see if a problem exists with the object. To do this, use DSTRACE and the set DSTRACE=+sync command.
  • This problem might be related to the public key or the remote ID number. Verify that all remote server ID numbers are valid.

    To do this, run the Verify Remote Server IDs option from the Partition Continuity view in NDS manager (on the client) or DSREPAIR (on the server).

    If the -602 or -603 error codes are returned, rerun the Verify Remote Server IDs option.

    If error codes -602 or -603 are returned again, contact a Novell Support Provider.

    Be aware, however, that a public key cannot be repaired unless there is at least one server in the tree authenticating to the target server. The server that is able to successfully authenticate to the target server must also have a real copy of the target server object.

    This means that the server must have a replica (other than a subordinate reference replica) of the partition holding the target server object. If only two servers are in the tree, remove the target server from the tree and reinstall it.