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Sams Teach Yourself Network Troubleshooting in 24 Hours, Second Edition by Jonathan Feldman

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Summary

Novell NDS is one compelling reason shops haven’t totally abandoned Novell. NDS is a multiplatform directory services solution that millions of users still use. The two TCP/IP services that are essential to NDS are SLP (TCP and UDP/427) and NCP (TCP/524). IPX/SPX is obsolete and bad, but people still use it anyway. If you want the best possible NDS support, use TCP/IP.

NDS health checks should be regularly performed, but when trouble strikes, DSREPAIR and DSTRACE are both valuable tools to overcome NDS problems. Both have various options that help to address specific problems, such as sync problems, schema problems, or stuck obituaries, to name the most common.

NetWare servers run a DOS .EXE that bootstraps the operating system. The ...

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