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Administering Your Linux GroupWise Domain from Linux and Windows — 10 Comments

  1. Have tried to make this work for 2 days on a new GW8 system and frankly, it doesn’t. Changing the path in domain properties just gets ignored, the next time GW starts the /groupwise/domain path is what is being used by C1 on the server console, and Windows machines mapped to the domain share still can’t manage gateways and agents. Bummer….

  2. I’m not sure what’s happening for you then Skeptic. I’ve done this at many many sites (one just this week). Something is keeping your domain path from being “saved” in ConsoleOne – have you tried making the change from a Windows ConsoleOne to see if that fixes it?

  3. Danita,

    If I am following the domain path issue in C1 as related by both you and “skeptic” correctly, I have run into the same problem as “skeptic”. Novell’s response was that they could not reproduce the domain path problem that we are having, yet others on NGWList and TTP are having the same problem as what we have been experiencing here. Wish I knew what the difference is between what we and others are doing wrong verses what you and Novell are doing right. Sigh….


  4. Danita, I am having the same problem as both sceptic and John. I think it appears related to it being a sym link. I’m wondering if doing it as an NCP mount to the local volume (linux ncpmount command) would be treated differently as it’s then not a symlink?
    Mark C

  5. Skeptics should be sure their instances of ConsoleOne are running as the same user as their GW agents … or the admin messages get left in the queues ….

    I’ve used this model successfully as well 🙂

    — lawrence

  6. I am having problems as well with this. I have set the mount point to /mnt and done the command ln -s /media/nss/ server. If i browse to the mnt/server/domain directory to set it in c1 it automatically switches to /media/nss/vol/dom directory. If i manually type /mnt/server/domain dir it says path not found when i try and do a rebuild. This is happening to me on two different oes linux servers im running groupwise domains and post offices on and its making it very hard to do any maintenance on them at this point.

  7. Mark Jones,

    So, if you have made /mnt your Linux path, and your domain is in /mnt/server/VOL/dom (notice that VOL is indeed in all caps on your server and I can’t tell if you are doing that), then in ConsoleOne you should type in:


    You don’t mention that you are putting the UNC path in. If you do, it should automatically switch you to the proper location. It will then look like /mnt/server/VOL/domain on Linux (as it should) and it should still show the UNC path if you view the domain from a Windows ConsoleOne. You should not put in the local Linux path for this, but the UNC path – maybe that’s what’s missing?


  8. In windows c1 I have \\server\VOL\domain…the mnt point in linux is set to /mnt, on c1 on linux the path come up (when you select a domain to attach to) as /mnt/VOL/domain which gives error opening domain database (presumably because the server name is missing) If I manually slip the server name in so it reads /mnt/server/VOL/domain i get the following groupwise domain database cannot be accessed properly /VOL/domain…so im not sure what it wrong


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