We have a somewhat large distributed Novell Netware 6.5 network. We are
running mostly client 4.83SP1 and in some cases SP3.

Randomly throughout the network, users are getting 0xFFFFFCF8 error on
login. Users are saying that they can reboot and reboot and reboot and
eventually get logged in.

I looked up the error code and find repeated reference to DS being
locked. Specifically:

-776 0xFFFFFCF8 ERR_DS_AGENT_CLOSING A request is rejected because the
DIB directory is being closed.

We cannot find any servers that are hung on a DS Repair or anything.

Has anyone else seen this issue or can give me somewhere to look?