Hi all,

our NW5.1-sp8 server running BM3.8-sp2 doesn't start annymore and shows
the following on the console:

Loading module PROXY.NLM
Novell Internet Proxy Server NLM PXY070
Version 4.01v 4 June 2004
Copyright (C) 1996-2004 Novell, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Auto-loading module ACLCHECK.NLM
Novell ACL Check NLM PXY071
Version 4.70q 6 July 2004
Copyright (C) 1991-2003-2004 Novell, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Auto-loading module AUTHCHK.NLM
Novell Background Authentication NLM
Version 3.70h 27 February 2004
Copyright (C) 1996-2004 Novell, Inc. All Rights Reserved

NBMLICENSE MANAGER: Unable to obtain a valid license. Code=8000100C
NBMLICENSE MANAGER: Unable to obtain a valid license. Code=8000100C
NBMLICENSE MANAGER: Error releasing the license. Code = C0001001
27-01-2006 8:54:18 : ACLCHECK-4.70-14
ACL License is not installed.


NBMLICENSE MANAGER: Error releasing the license. Code = C0001001
27-01-2006 8:54:18 : PROXYCFG-4.0-11
Novell Border Manager License is not installed

Which is very weird because it has been running for years now and the
licenses are still in place. When I look at the details of the licenses
with NWAdmin and choose the tab 'Policy' it shows the following:

Publisher: Novell
Product BorderManager Proxy
Version:380
Installed units: Unlimited
Certificate activation date: 09/27/2004 02:00:00 am
Certificate expiration date: 01/16/2006 12:59:59 am
Certificate ID: SN:90370576
Update the license etc etc.

A loaned license from a dauhgter-company installs fine and BM starts
without any problems. Do these licenses really expire?
We do have the original paper-license but the .nlf file is nowhere to be
found. Is there a way to obtain these in any way from Novell?

hope anyone has a clue because I don't.

greetings from The Netherlands, Ed