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

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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Wonderful. I did it, check it and I learn it. Good thing to know !
How can I check if this deamon is starting when the system boots ?
So I will have this problem no more, and this document will be complete !
Please complete this document with information.

Sure. Simply configure it to run automatically.

chkconfig novell-nss on
We are running into the same issue. We can start ndsd then run the nss script and the _admin shows up. However, when we reboot ndsd comes up dead. We have both ndsd and novell-nss enabled in chkconfig. This problem came about using autoyast. We did not have this issue installing manually.
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