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Re: Whither NW65 SP6?

Steve, it might be useful. Collective wisdom here is something like
this:

NW 6.5 SP5 -- Post SP5 updates:

NW65OS5A.EXE Netware 6.5 SP5 Updated Server.exe (definite)
N65NSS5A.EXE NetWare 6.5 SP5 Updated NSS modules (definite)

NCP65SP5A.EXE NetWare 6.5 SP5 Updated NCP.NLM (good idea, though
the current file is still listed as beta).

HTTPSTK5.EXE NetWare 6.5 SP5 Updated HTPP stack (good idea, though
the current file is still listed as beta).

NILE65SP5A.EXE NetWare 6.5 SP5 updated Nile.nlm (good idea,
though the current file is still listed as beta).

Regarding the NetStorage back-rev -- not sure on the specific file
there, or whether nor not NSCLASSES.EXE (new beta from 5/31/06)
resolves this one.

Other Post SP5 files in the beta list include:

COMNXLOCAL.EXE -- NetWare 6.5 SP5 updates to Comn.nss
MM65SP5A.EXE NetWare 6.5 SP5 updates for Media Manager

Other released files of interest:

Iprntnw65sp5c.exe -- Updated Iprint modules for NW 6.5 SP4 and
NW 6.5 SP5 (along with OES SP1 and SP2).

TSA5UP19.EXE -- Updated TSA modules


Perhaps there are others as well.



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Re: Whither NW65 SP6?


> What's there is less helpful than this thread. What I think we need (and I
> hear your point about us writing our own) is the Complete Idiot's Guide to
> Installing Netware. Seeing as I'm a complete idiot and have managed this
> quite a few times already, maybe I'll try my hand at it. 🙂
>


Hey, there are at least three reasons you can't be a complete idiot:

1) You are installing NetWare and not something else
2) You are here in the NetWare newsgroups



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Re: Whither NW65 SP6?

Very good - I'll try to start a new thread with this but a couple of
questions below first.

"Barry Schnur" <BSchnur@cox.net> wrote in message
news:MPG.1efccdc962f9351498d4ea@support-forums.novell.com...
> Steve, it might be useful. Collective wisdom here is something like
> this:
>
> NW 6.5 SP5 -- Post SP5 updates:
>
> NW65OS5A.EXE Netware 6.5 SP5 Updated Server.exe (definite)
> N65NSS5A.EXE NetWare 6.5 SP5 Updated NSS modules (definite)
>
> NCP65SP5A.EXE NetWare 6.5 SP5 Updated NCP.NLM (good idea, though
> the current file is still listed as beta).
>
> HTTPSTK5.EXE NetWare 6.5 SP5 Updated HTPP stack (good idea, though
> the current file is still listed as beta).


What does this one do? Is it necessary only under certain conditions, e.g.,
one is running a web server?

> NILE65SP5A.EXE NetWare 6.5 SP5 updated Nile.nlm (good idea,
> though the current file is still listed as beta).


What does NILE do? (And what does NILE stand for? Never heard of this one
before.)

> Regarding the NetStorage back-rev -- not sure on the specific file
> there, or whether nor not NSCLASSES.EXE (new beta from 5/31/06)
> resolves this one.
>
> Other Post SP5 files in the beta list include:
>
> COMNXLOCAL.EXE -- NetWare 6.5 SP5 updates to Comn.nss


For everyone?

> MM65SP5A.EXE NetWare 6.5 SP5 updates for Media Manager


I don't think I'm using Media Manager - do I need this?

> Other released files of interest:
>
> Iprntnw65sp5c.exe -- Updated Iprint modules for NW 6.5 SP4 and
> NW 6.5 SP5 (along with OES SP1 and SP2).


I'm not using iPrint so I assume this is unnecessary for me.

> TSA5UP19.EXE -- Updated TSA modules


For everyone?

TIA.

-S-

>
> Perhaps there are others as well.
>
>
>
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Re: Whither NW65 SP6?

> > HTTPSTK5.EXE NetWare 6.5 SP5 Updated HTTP stack (good idea, though
> > the current file is still listed as beta).

>

- Fixed an abend in PORTAL.NLM|groupOperationsMethod (Bug 155768 &
164123). The abend.log of that abend would then contain the username
and password of the authenticating user in the ASCII of the abend.log.

CVE-2006-2185 - PORTAL.NLM|groupOperationsMethod writes the username
and password in clear text in the abend.log
BUG ID# 164123 TID 10100870

> What does NILE do? (And what does NILE stand for? Never heard of this one
> before.)


NILE.NLM has been modified so that strong ciphers are preferred over
weak ciphers by default during SSL handshakes.
>
> > COMNXLOCAL.EXE -- NetWare 6.5 SP5 updates to Comn.nss

>
> For everyone?


These comn.nss files contained in this update are field test files and
have not received full testing by Novell. There are two directories
included with this update. The sp5 directory contains the comn.nss for
servers running the NetWare 6.5 support pack 5 version of nss. The
other, nss5a, is for NetWare 6.5 sp5 servers that have the N65NSS5A.EXE
nss update applied

The server would abend with a pagefault or sometimes a cpu hog abend.
This was due to an issue found in comn.nss' hardlinks code. The file
server would constantly abend when accessing the nss filesystem in the
COMN.NSS' BST_MarkXLocal routine. A bad pointer that was supposed to
point to the root beast object for the particular filename in question
was null. The server does not have to have hardlinks enabled to run
into this problem. The problem was that one of the variables used to
calculate the root beast pointer for the file was not initialized
correctly before it was passed in to the BST_MarkXLocal routine.
>
> > MM65SP5A.EXE NetWare 6.5 SP5 updates for Media Manager

>
> I don't think I'm using Media Manager - do I need this?


Issues Addressed in this updated Code:

- Fixed multiple multi-pathing issues with IBM DS4000 Storage
Subsystems. The biggest was termed as "LUN Bouncing". The LUN bouncing
condition was occurring when requests were being sent to a DS4000
controller to move a LUN to an alternate path and the same request was
also being sent from the alternate path to move the same LUN to the
primary path causing the LUN to be moved back and forth for a period of
time.

- Fixed an abend when a controller was pulled offline in a multi-path
environment.

- Fixed an abend in the snapshot code (Bug 158879).

- Fixed an abend where an invalid spinlock was passed in (Bug 154189).

- Added a /C option for "LIST FAILOVER DEVICES" for a continuous
display.

- Fixed an issue in MM.NLM to make sure the SBD partition is the
correct length when a new segment is added (Bug 137153).

- Fixed a RAID1 issue where both paths would go down.

> > TSA5UP19.EXE -- Updated TSA modules

>

New issues fixed since tsa5up18.exe

- Hang in TSAFS while backing up sparse files is fixed.
- Abend during rename restore of a volume with the MAC namespace is
fixed.
- TSAFS.NLM now preserves files that are migrated using Moonwalk
migration software.



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Re: Whither NW65 SP6?

Will read in detail later. Many thanks.

-S-

"Barry Schnur" <BSchnur@cox.net> wrote in message
news:MPG.1efcfc767ec80f998d4f0@support-forums.novell.com...
>> > HTTPSTK5.EXE NetWare 6.5 SP5 Updated HTTP stack (good idea, though
>> > the current file is still listed as beta).

>>

> - Fixed an abend in PORTAL.NLM|groupOperationsMethod (Bug 155768 &
> 164123). The abend.log of that abend would then contain the username
> and password of the authenticating user in the ASCII of the abend.log.
>
> CVE-2006-2185 - PORTAL.NLM|groupOperationsMethod writes the username
> and password in clear text in the abend.log
> BUG ID# 164123 TID 10100870
>
>> What does NILE do? (And what does NILE stand for? Never heard of this
>> one
>> before.)

>
> NILE.NLM has been modified so that strong ciphers are preferred over
> weak ciphers by default during SSL handshakes.
>>
>> > COMNXLOCAL.EXE -- NetWare 6.5 SP5 updates to Comn.nss

>>
>> For everyone?

>
> These comn.nss files contained in this update are field test files and
> have not received full testing by Novell. There are two directories
> included with this update. The sp5 directory contains the comn.nss for
> servers running the NetWare 6.5 support pack 5 version of nss. The
> other, nss5a, is for NetWare 6.5 sp5 servers that have the N65NSS5A.EXE
> nss update applied
>
> The server would abend with a pagefault or sometimes a cpu hog abend.
> This was due to an issue found in comn.nss' hardlinks code. The file
> server would constantly abend when accessing the nss filesystem in the
> COMN.NSS' BST_MarkXLocal routine. A bad pointer that was supposed to
> point to the root beast object for the particular filename in question
> was null. The server does not have to have hardlinks enabled to run
> into this problem. The problem was that one of the variables used to
> calculate the root beast pointer for the file was not initialized
> correctly before it was passed in to the BST_MarkXLocal routine.
>>
>> > MM65SP5A.EXE NetWare 6.5 SP5 updates for Media Manager

>>
>> I don't think I'm using Media Manager - do I need this?

>
> Issues Addressed in this updated Code:
>
> - Fixed multiple multi-pathing issues with IBM DS4000 Storage
> Subsystems. The biggest was termed as "LUN Bouncing". The LUN bouncing
> condition was occurring when requests were being sent to a DS4000
> controller to move a LUN to an alternate path and the same request was
> also being sent from the alternate path to move the same LUN to the
> primary path causing the LUN to be moved back and forth for a period of
> time.
>
> - Fixed an abend when a controller was pulled offline in a multi-path
> environment.
>
> - Fixed an abend in the snapshot code (Bug 158879).
>
> - Fixed an abend where an invalid spinlock was passed in (Bug 154189).
>
> - Added a /C option for "LIST FAILOVER DEVICES" for a continuous
> display.
>
> - Fixed an issue in MM.NLM to make sure the SBD partition is the
> correct length when a new segment is added (Bug 137153).
>
> - Fixed a RAID1 issue where both paths would go down.
>
>> > TSA5UP19.EXE -- Updated TSA modules

>>

> New issues fixed since tsa5up18.exe
>
> - Hang in TSAFS while backing up sparse files is fixed.
> - Abend during rename restore of a volume with the MAC namespace is
> fixed.
> - TSAFS.NLM now preserves files that are migrated using Moonwalk
> migration software.
>
>
>
> --
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> Novell Support Connection Volunteer Sysop



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Re: Whither NW65 SP6?

No problem -- I cribbed the information from the TID's attached to the
various files...



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Re: Whither NW65 SP6?

On Fri, 16 Jun 2006 20:59:03 -0700, Barry Schnur <BSchnur@cox.net> wrote:

> No problem -- I cribbed the information from the TID's attached to the
> various files...


And to amplify for Steve --

httpstk is used for NRM, not for a full-blown web server. Hence it is
under the category of "management tools" (and beats half the alternatives,
hands down).

NILE is part of the Netware security package. 'm nile" gives "Novell
Secure Socket Services NLM".

Media Manager or MM is used by everyone from 4.x onwards, as it lets you
get at your volumes. The "media" being managed is hard disks, tape
drives, CDROM drives, and even floppy drives. NWPA.NLM and SCSIHD.CDM are
part of the storage subsystem running under MM.

/dps

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Re: Whither NW65 SP6?


and....

3. you don't need to know how to count...


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Re: Whither NW65 SP6?

>
> 3. you don't need to know how to count...
>

Or do appropriate versioning...



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