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NetWare 6 Server Appears to be Taking Many Licensed Connections

(Last modified: 02Apr2003)

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Novell NetWare 6.0

Novell NetWare 6.0 Support Pack 2

Novell NetWare 6.0 Support Pack 1


NetWare 6 Server Appears to be Taking Many Licensed Connections

In Monitor - Connections the NetWare 6 server shows many "Normal" connections.  These "Normal" connections do not have a asterisk "*".


With NetWare 6 the licensing model is a User Access Model.  This means that each user can connect to as many NetWare servers in the same tree as they like and use only one license.  The server licenses are available free of charge, thus letting you install as many NetWare 6 servers as you like without additional licensing costs.


Connections in Monitor with an asterisk "*" are called "Authenticated."  Authenticated status usually indicates the connection of an NLM program or other service connection that needs access to a service on this server and does not use a licensed connection.

Connections in Monitor without an asterisk are called "Normal."  Normal status usually indicates users who have gone through the login process and have taken a connection license for their connection. However, the server connection status is also indicated as normal.

Not Logged In status usually indicates a user or service that is holding a connection number but is not logged in to the server. For these type of connections, less information about the connection is displayed such as Privileges or Other Info.

Customer believed that all of the "normal" connections for his NetWare 6 server required a separate server license. This is not the case.  Each server will only take one server license.  Seeing several "normal" connections in monitor for a server is expected.


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  • Document ID:
  • 10081758
  • Solution ID: NOVL88293
  • Creation Date: 02Apr2003
  • Modified Date: 02Apr2003
    • NovellNetWare

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