Above error occurs when authenticating to Console One for GW administration.
To be precise it occurs when the treename is used, it takes about 45 seconds, end then the error comes.
If IP address is input instead of treename there is immediate login and all is OK.

So I'm thinking SLP trouble - however all workstations can login and authenticate to the servers and eDir using the treename just fine.
SLD daemeon is running on the servers, and a slp request returns the expected novell bindery reply, and the slp.conf file is configured so that the 2 server setup points to the other server as a DA. Same DA's that work just fine from the workstation side.

Yes I can just put in IP and thats fine - however there must be a reason why C1 times out - any ideas ?