How to start NSS on Open Enterprise Server after Booting the System

This article helps you to start NSS on Open Enterprise Server machine if it is not started after booting the system.

How do you know NSS is not started?

When you type nssmu command on the linux terminal you are seeing the following error which indicates NSS is not running on your machine.

systst-ts-74:~ # nssmu
NSS Management Utility - ERROR Either the Admin volume was
not found or you don't have rights to access it.

You can check the same by typing command df -h. If _admin is not there in the list then it is assumed that NSS is not started.

systst-ts-74:~ # df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda2 41G 4.4G 36G 11% /
tmpfs 1013M 56K 1013M 1% /dev/shm
/dev/sda1 502M 39M 464M 8% /boot
systst-ts-74:~ #

Here are the steps to start the NSS if it does not start automatically while booting.

Goto /opt/novell/nss/sbin

systst-ts-74:~ # cd /opt/novell/nss/sbin/

Enter ./startnss.bsh command

systst-ts-74:/opt/novell/nss/sbin # ./startnss.bsh
Installing MSAPServerId: 5557c2c2-d90f-1000-9850-00065bf6628c
insmod(ing) nwraid.ko kernel module
insmod(ing) admindrv.ko kernel module
Creating /dev/admindrv major_number=254
insmod(ing) libnss.ko kernel module
insmod(ing) linuxmpk.ko kernel module
insmod(ing) nsslnxlib.ko kernel module
insmod(ing) nsslibrary.ko kernel module
insmod(ing) nss.ko kernel module
insmod(ing) ndpmod.ko kernel module
Starting ndpapp daemon
insmod(ing) nsscomn.ko kernel module
insmod(ing) nssmal.ko kernel module
insmod(ing) nsszlss.ko kernel module
insmod(ing) nssmanage.ko kernel module
insmod(ing) nsslsa.ko kernel module
insmod(ing) nebdrv.ko kernel module
Creating /dev/userModeNebDrv major_number=253
Loading NSS pools
Starting adminusd daemon
Creating /_admin directory
Mounting _admin volume
Starting jstcpd daemon
Mounting all NSS volumes in /etc/fstab
Starting ncp2nss daemon
NSS is running!

Now type df -h on the linux console.

systst-ts-74:/opt/novell/nss/sbin # df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda2 41G 4.4G 36G 11% /
tmpfs 1013M 56K 1013M 1% /dev/shm
/dev/sda1 502M 39M 464M 8% /boot
admin 4.0M 0 4.0M 0% /_admin

You can see _admin in the above list which indicates NSS is running.

Now type nssmu on the linux console:

systst-ts-74:/opt/novell/nss/sbin # nssmu

You will see the following screen.


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