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JSI Tip 1829. GSNW shares disappear on restart?

If the Novell Netware shares on your GSNW Windows NT 4.0 server disappear when you restart, you probably have a Cisco router.

If you do a trace, you will see that your GSNW server sends a Find Name to servername broadcast to the NetWare server, but does not receive a response.

The Cisco router is interfering with the request to find the Netware server.

Set the router port for Spantree PortFast. See

If other GSNW servers have the same problem, your router hardware may have a problem. Try inserting a hub between the GSNW server and the router. If the problem goes away, the router is malfunctioning.

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