I am trying to install a few test OES2 Linux servers into my eDir Netware 6.5 sp7 tree.

Everything is a health as can be, except me because I am about to have a
heart-attack from the stress of installing this D@mn server!!

Brand-new Virtual Server. Perfect in every way, but they would not
successfully install eDirectory through the YaST component. So I used the
ndsconfig command directly (I had the exact same problem in OES1, I could
not use the YaST utility, but was forced to use the command-line utility)
but this time I get the error:
Command socket error: No such file or directory. ErrorCode=2
Nov 06 15:17:07 n4u_send_command failed with error code=-1
Server down. Please check /var/opt/novell/eDirectory/log/ndsd.log for

The ndsd.log file has:
Nov 06 15:24:44 Path of Novell eDirectory configuration file
Nov 06 15:24:44 Init NCPServer
Nov 06 15:24:44 DSRegisterSignalHandler succeeded for signal 63
Nov 06 15:24:44 Host process for Novell eDirectory 8.8 SP2 v20216.43
successfully started
Nov 06 15:24:46 Shutdown NCPServer
Nov 06 15:24:46 Shutdown NCPServer ... beginning check for packets in
Nov 06 15:24:46 DSDeregisterSignalHandler succeeded for signal 63
Nov 06 15:24:46 ... NCPServer halted

As you can see, these errors and log files are just about useless!!

As part of my troubleshooting I did notice the following errors on my LDAP
servers DSTRACE screen:
TLS accept failure 5 on connection 0x90e11b60, setting err = -5875. Error
TLS handshake failed on connection 0x90e11b60, err = -5875

I also noticed that the installation program does get as far as creating
all the objects in the tree, it is just unable to start ndsd (rcndsd start)

What am I missing? Why is this so hard?


With OES1 I was willing to accept that Novells first steps into Linux
might not be perfect, but come on guys, what the hell!!! Why is it I can
have a slightly intelligent monkey install Netware without a single
problem, but installing it on Linux is nearly impossible! Get with the