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Bug 2569 - Cannot find Novell servers
Summary: Cannot find Novell servers
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ncpfs
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
: 2692 2787 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-05-05 11:51 UTC by tcc1000
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 1999-05-11 16:35:21 UTC

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Description tcc1000 1999-05-05 11:51:55 UTC
slist does not list any servers, error message:

slist: No server found in ncp_open

ncpmount does not work either - it can't find any servers

tcpdump shows that there is a broadcast and some form of
communication, but this doesn't last as long as correct

Contrib version 2.2.0-2 works fine, so it's definitely in
ncpfs package.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-05-10 20:02:59 UTC
are you running this as root or another user?

Comment 2 tcc1000 1999-05-11 09:58:59 UTC
CORRECTION: ncpmount, etc. appear to work correctly.

slist fails to work either as root or another user

UNLESS logged in to a Novell server, in which case it works correctly
both as root and another user. I hope this helps.

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 1999-05-11 14:56:59 UTC
*** Bug 2692 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

slist does not work, it just returns:

slist: No server found in ncp_open

ncpmount and other IPX utilities work well,
no problems copying files from linux to multiple
Netware servers.

------- Additional Comments From  05/11/99 06:00 -------
Same as bug 2569.

Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 1999-05-11 16:35:59 UTC
Will be fixed in ncpfs, which will be in the next
Raw Hide release. Meanwhile, here's a patch.

--- ncpfs-	Tue May 11 12:02:49 1999
+++ ncpfs-	Tue May 11 12:09:21 1999
@@ -1111,7 +1111,10 @@
 		sprintf(b1, "%d", type);
 		buf2[1] = "-t";
 		buf2[2] = b1;
-		buf2[3] = server;
+	        if (strlen(server)==0)
+	          buf2[3] = NULL;
+	        else
+		  buf2[3] = server;
 		buf2[4] = NULL;

 		err = exec_nwsfind(buf, sizeof(buf), buf2);

Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 1999-05-13 15:53:59 UTC
*** Bug 2787 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

When last used under 5.2, slist correctly returned a list
of available netware servers.

Under 6.0 this requires that some server be mounted.

Sounds like a catch-22 doesn't it.

Comment 6 Michael Redinger 1999-06-08 17:02:59 UTC
Hm, I just upgraded to (rpm package from rawhide). Doesn't
work either ...

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