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Starting the Conlog NLM from the STARTUP.NCF File

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Paul Thompsom
Novell, Inc.

01 Jul 2001


The CONLOG.NLM captures all console messages that are generated at the server console, including system messages, NDSTM (Novell Directory Services ??) messages, the console output of all commands that are executed, and messages that announce RCONSOLE connections and disconnections.

The CONLOG.NLM is typically loaded from the AUTOEXEC.NCF file, but to start capturing earlier in the server initialization process, it's useful to have load CONLOG from the STARTUP.NCF file instead. As that will be before the volumes have mounted, the load line has to include the switch "file=<path>" to redirect the information to the DOS partition rather than to the default of SYS:\ETC\CONSOLE.LOG). Also, both the CONLOG.NLM plus the CLIB.NLM must be copied to the C:\NWSERVER directory.

Here's what the load line in the STARTUP.NCF file would look like:

load c:\nwserver\conlog.nlm file=c:\nwserver\console.log

Also including the parameter "entire=yes" will capture the lines already on the screen at the time CONLOG is loaded. Without this parameter, CONLOG starts logging with the next output to the console after it is loaded.

NSS now supports the User Space Limits option available in traditional NetWare volumes. Enable the option on an NSS volume by entering the following command at the server console:

* Originally published in Novell AppNotes


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