NetWare authentication uses a Public Key Encryption system that is virtually unbreakable. It consists of a private key and a public key. The keys are strings of numbers used in complex mathematical functions.
The workstation uses a private key to encode messages sent to the NetWare server. The server then uses a public key to decode the messages. The server knows that the workstation sent it because the workstation's private key is required to encode the message.
Neither the two keys nor the user's password are ever sent across the network.
A pointer to an eDirectory or NDS object on another server. A backlink indicates that an object in a replica has an ID on a server where the replica doesn't exist. Also, the eDirectory or NDS process that verifies backlinks.
Several Technical Information Documents (TIDs) document the use of the DSTRACE utility. These TIDs can be located on the Novell Support Connection Web site at http://support.novell.com/search/kb_index.htm
Additionally, the AppNotes "Using the Directory Services Trace (DSTRACE) Screen"discusses using DSTRACE and interpreting the results.
An instance in time that is arbitrarily selected as a point of reference. In some cases, it means a new version.
When running DSTRACE, the source server is the server where the DSTRACE error is displayed.
In NDS Manager, the source server is the server represented by a row on the Partition Continuity screen.
A type of time stamp used by eDirectory or NDS to prevent objects from being timestamped incorrectly.
For example, if the time on the server is set back and it no longer matches the timestamp of the partition, then a synthetic timestamp is issued to eDirectory or NDS to prevent objects from being timestamped incorrectly.