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491psp5_nwfs_4.zip causes slow ZenWorks NAL

We are running the Novell Client 4.91 with SP 5 and for some test machines the latest patches. After installing the 491psp5_nwfs_4.zip patch we noticed that the ZENworks NAL is connecting to a eDir server over the WAN instead of connecting to the local eDir server which contains replicas of all our partitions. After performing a roll-back of the 491psp5_nwfs_4.zip patches this issue was solved.

Within the description of the patch it says:
New Fixes:
1. IP address costing of 1 does not connect to correct host address. (Bug 484684)

However we are using IP address costing of 2, this causing to see the local server as the one to connect to.

As I could not find a place to send this info to Novell Support, I report this issue overhere so others may be aware of this issue with the mentioned patches.
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FDoeser,
> As I could not find a place to send this info to Novell Support, I
> report this issue overhere so others may be aware of this issue with the
> mentioned patches.
>

This is the place 🙂 Let me alert novell. Also: what version of zen?

- Anders Gustafsson (Sysop)
The Aaland Islands (N60 E20)


Novell has a new enhancement request system,
or what is now known as the requirement portal.
If customers would like to give input in the upcoming
releases of Novell products then they should go to
http://www.novell.com/rms

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I will let Anders run with the "Costing" issue.
However, I would suggest trying to deploy the "PreferredConnection" via DHCP
to tell the client which server to try to connect.
This can be more reliable than any type off costing for many customers, even
when costing is working.



"Anders Gustafsson" <AndersG@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote in message
news:VA.00003dc2.004dabd9@no-mx.forums.novell.com...
> FDoeser,
>> As I could not find a place to send this info to Novell Support, I
>> report this issue overhere so others may be aware of this issue with the
>> mentioned patches.
>>

> This is the place 🙂 Let me alert novell. Also: what version of zen?
>
> - Anders Gustafsson (Sysop)
> The Aaland Islands (N60 E20)
>
>
> Novell has a new enhancement request system,
> or what is now known as the requirement portal.
> If customers would like to give input in the upcoming
> releases of Novell products then they should go to
> http://www.novell.com/rms
>



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FDoeser,
> After installing the 491psp5_nwfs_4.zip
> patch we noticed that the ZENworks NAL is connecting to a eDir server
> over the WAN instead of connecting to the local eDir server which
> contains replicas of all our partitions.
>

Novell has come across issues with this one but not
specifically this one. There is a file on the ftp server that
contains a debug NWFS. This will tell Novell exactly where the problem
is. Inside the zip file is a file, nwfs_readme.txt that tells how to
set up and run this to get the needed info. The customer can get the
file from:

ftp://ftp.novell.com/outgoing/anders.zip

- Anders Gustafsson (Sysop)
The Aaland Islands (N60 E20)


Novell has a new enhancement request system,
or what is now known as the requirement portal.
If customers would like to give input in the upcoming
releases of Novell products then they should go to
http://www.novell.com/rms

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I use NW dns/dhcp. What option number would the preferred connection be.
63-7? If it is option 85 then I alrady have that one covered.
"Craig Wilson" <craig_d_wilson@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:7CvVl.336$0w7.159@kovat.provo.novell.com...
>I will let Anders run with the "Costing" issue.
> However, I would suggest trying to deploy the "PreferredConnection" via
> DHCP to tell the client which server to try to connect.
> This can be more reliable than any type off costing for many customers,
> even when costing is working.
>
>
>
> "Anders Gustafsson" <AndersG@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote in message
> news:VA.00003dc2.004dabd9@no-mx.forums.novell.com...
>> FDoeser,
>>> As I could not find a place to send this info to Novell Support, I
>>> report this issue overhere so others may be aware of this issue with the
>>> mentioned patches.
>>>

>> This is the place 🙂 Let me alert novell. Also: what version of zen?
>>
>> - Anders Gustafsson (Sysop)
>> The Aaland Islands (N60 E20)
>>
>>
>> Novell has a new enhancement request system,
>> or what is now known as the requirement portal.
>> If customers would like to give input in the upcoming
>> releases of Novell products then they should go to
>> http://www.novell.com/rms
>>

>
>



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