Examining the Keyboard Buffer of an Abended Server
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01 Jan 2001
There is a way to determine what the last few commands that were entered at the console of a NetWare 5 server before the server abended. To do this, type the following command in the internal debugger (to enter the debugger, type Alt+Shift+Shift+Esc at the server console prompt):
# dd systemConsoleScreenStructure+160
The output will look something like this:
FC5E11E8 616F6C00 77672064-2F206169 53552D4C .load gwia /L-US FC5E11F8 77674020 632E6169-6E006766 6E6F6377 @gwia.cfg.nwcon FC5E1208 00676966 00736C63-706F6376 6C630079 fig.cls.vcopy.cl FC5E1218 00000073 00000000-00000000 00000000 s............... FC5E1228 00000000 00000000-00000000 00000000 ................
The commands entered at the server will be readable on the right-hand side of the line. In the debugger on a NetWare 4 server, use the following command:
# dd scsCommandBuffer
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