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Created 6 4 2004 Updated 6 30 2004

Using Universal Send's Netware IPX to push scan with the Public Trustee removed

IPX must be running
In order to push using the Universal Send's "Netware IPX" to a Netware Server, the server must be running IPX
If the Netware Servers are part of a cluster, each cluster node must be running IPX

Public Trustee removed
The most difficult situation is where the Netware Administrator has removed the public trustee assignment from the Root of the tree
This is usually done as a security measure to prevent unauthorized browsing of the NDS tree
By default, public is given Browse object rights at the Root of the tree.
Clients (workstations or an iR) that are not logged in, can then browse the tree.

Actually, Novell does not recommend removing this public trustee assignment
Rather, they recommend Replacing Public's rights to root with Root's Browse rights to itself.

TID10026672 Removing Public as a trustee of Root - Implications
"Public allows you to browse the tree prior to logging in, where [Root] Browse rights to Root allows you to browse the tree only after logging in"
Search for 10026672 from Novell's knowledge base for this TID

Either way, if the Netware Administrator has removed the public trustee assignment from the Root of the tree, you cannot currently browse the tree
We have not figured out a way to login using the browse button on the iR
This means you currently have to manually provide the Host Name and File Path
This can be a bit tricky

Here, I'll try to explain the correct Host Name and File Path context with an example



EARTHSOFT is a fictional software company.  It's main office is in Finland and it's North American head office is in Canada

Floating on your left should be EARTHSOFT's Netware 6 NDS Tree

If you do not have a Java enabled browser, here is the image

NDS Treename         EARTHSOFT-TREE
Organization              EARTHSOFT

The Netware file server is called FS1
It is located in the organization unit Finland within the IT organizational unit
The FS1_DATA volume holds the users home directories
Aurora is an administrator of the entire EARTHSOFT-TREE

Paul is a Canadian sales person with a home directory in FS1_DATA/HOME/paul

Richard is a Canadian service person with a home directory in FS1_DATA/HOME/richard

Under the CANADA organizational unit is an object called STORAGE. 

STORAGE is a alias (shortcut) to the FS1_DATA volume

Since the Richard user object is located in SERVICE.CANADA.EARTHSOFT-TREE, Richard's users context is SERVICE.CANADA.EARTHSOFT-TREE


Let's try 4 different address book entries to help explain the Host Name and File Path context. 

1.  Richard pushes to his home directory browsing directly to the FS1_DATA volume
2.  Paul pushes to his home directory browsing directly to the FS1_DATA volume
3.  Paul pushes to his home directory browsing to the STORAGE alias
4.  Aurora pushes to Paul's home directory browsing directly to the FS1_DATA volume

The public trustee is enabled so we can browse

1. Richard pushes to his home directory browsing directly to the FS1_DATA volume

After performing the browsing on the iR product, this is what the address book looks like

Host Name :    SERVICE.CANADA.EARTHSOFT.TREE=EARTHSOFT-TREE
File Path :        FS1_DATA.IT.FINLAND..\HOME\richard

SERVICE.CANADA.EARTHSOFT.TREE=EARTHSOFT-TREE is Richard's user context with TREE=TREE-NAME appended
FS1_DATA.IT.FINLAND..\HOME\richard is the relative path to the volume and share, in this case Richard's home directory

Lets look closely at FS1_DATA.IT.FINLAND..\HOME\richard
First we start with FS1_DATA.IT.FINLAND..
This describes the relative location to the netware volume FS1_DATA
We read this from right to left
See the two dots !
Each of these dots mean go back one level in the current context
Since we have 2 dots, we have to go back two levels
The current context is SERVICE.CANADA.EARTHSOFT-TREE
Going back two levels give you  EARTHSOFT-TREE (follow along in the diagram)
Now we are left with FS1_DATA.IT.FINLAND
From the EARTHSOFT-TREE go to FINLAND, then IT and finally FS1_DATA
Now that we know how to navigate to FS1_DATA from there we goto \HOME\richard

So FS1_DATA.IT.FINLAND..\HOME\richard describes the location of the volume and share relative to the current context

Think of it as navigating a filesystem - up and down the directory structure to find the object you are looking for

Here's some rules that may help

Host Name  -  User's context with TREE=TREE-NAME appended
File Path      -   Relative volume name and path to share

If its tricky or like mud, take your time, follow the image and you'll get it

Lets do some more examples

2. Paul pushes to his home directory browsing directly to the FS1_DATA volume
Host Name :     SALES.CANADA.EARTHSOFT.TREE=EARTHSOFT-TREE
File Path :         FS1_DATA.IT.FINLAND..\HOME\paul
This should be easy I hope

3.  Paul pushes to his home directory browsing to the STORAGE alias
Host Name :     SALES.CANADA.EARTHSOFT.TREE=EARTHSOFT-TREE
File Path :         STORAGE.\HOME\paul
Example 2 and 3 are very similar.
The only difference is in example 3, the volume object is STORAGE, an alias to FS1_DATA volume

4.  Aurora pushes to Paul's home directory browsing directly to the FS1_DATA volume
Host Name :     IT.FINLAND.EARTHSOFT.TREE=EARTHSOFT-TREE
File Path :         FS1_DATA\HOME\paul
Have a look at Aurora's context.  Since FS1_DATA is below her context, she does not need to go back but rather down the tree.

Ok, now that you have a handle on the correct Host Name and File Path context, manually entering this information in a public trustee disabled environment should go well

It is often helpfull if you can log in on a Novell Client 32 enabled Windows Workstation so at least you can browse the tree and get an idea of the location of the objects

You can also pop open a RUI window to the iR to edit the address book from the workstation, rather than using the iR keyboard

Good luck

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