per-user NetWare configuration database
The file $HOME/net.cfg allows you to specify defaults for
Without a net.cfg in your HOME directory, your default
NetWare server and your default NetWare 4 Directory Services (NDS)
tree and context are determined by the first available server on the network.
Signature and checksum levels (for secure packet transmission over the
connections) are set from system-wide defaults.
NetWare Settings application lets you customize these aspects of
NetWare connectivity for your NetWare connections.
This file is created and managed by the scoadmin NetWare
Settings utility, found in the NetWare folder. It can also be created
and managed from the command line. Using NetWare Settings is preferred,
since this avoids mistakes you might make when editing the file.
The following keywords and parameters can be used in the file:
Any changes you make in your NetWare configuration will take effect the next
time you log in to UnixWare or restart the NUC. To restart the
NUC without logging out and then back in to UnixWare (and without
affecting other NUC users), close all the open applications you
are using that access files on a NetWare server and enter the following
commands in the order
The treename is a preferred NDS tree for default
connections. If you have access to more than one NDS tree, you can
specify a default for all connections. If you wish to establish a default
connection to a server in a specific Directory tree, set this variable to
the name of the desired tree. If there are active servers in the specified
tree, the default connection will be established to the nearest server in
the tree. If both ``Preferred Tree'' and ``Preferred Server'' are specified,
a connection to the preferred tree will be attempted first.
The contextname is a preferred NDS context within the
default tree. Within the current tree (or the preferred tree, if set), this
is a context in which you have a valid NetWare login ID. The
default is the root of the tree, which may cause confusion if duplicate
NetWare login IDs exist.
The servername is a preferred NetWare server for default
connections. This can be any NetWare server in the current context or (for
bindery-only networks) any server on the same cabling system. Specify the
name of the NetWare server you want to attach to first. If the server
specified is active, a default connection will be established to that
server. If the specified server is not active, or if this variable is not
set, a default connection will be established to the nearest advertising
server. If both ``Preferred Tree'' and ``Preferred Server'' are
specified, a connection to the tree will be attempted first.
These keywords specify checksum and signature checking. Set the
level of packet error checking for connections session on
NetWare Core Protocol (NCP) and Internetwork Packet Exchange
(IPX) packets (respectively) sent and received over the network.
You can specify a higher level than the current system-wide setting for
either of these variables, but if you specify a lower level, the system-wide
setting is used. See
for more information on these settings.
Your new NetWare configuration settings in net.cfg are now in
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UnixWare 7 Release 7.1.4 - 25 April 2004