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 http://www.cisco.com.

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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