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Setting the Target Server's Gate Parameter to Its Default Router IP Address

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Paul Thompson
Novell, Inc.

01 Aug 2002


For a NetWare 4 Target Server

For a NetWare 4 target server, perform these steps:

  1. At the server console, enter

    LOAD INSTALL
  2. Select NCF Files Options and the Edit AUTOEXEC.NCF File option.

  3. In the AUTOEXEC.NCF file, add the line:

    LOAD TCP/IP
  4. Add a command that loads the network board and specifies the slot, frame, and name of the network board (the AUTOEXEC.NCF file should list this information).

    For example, if you had a NE2000TM network board located in slot 3 with an Ethernet_II frame, you would add a command similar to this:

    LOAD NE2000 Slot=3 Frame=ethernet_II
                Name=NE2000
  5. Add a command that will load the network board and its IP address, mask address, and gate parameter (set this to the default router IP address of the target server).

    For example, for the NE2000 network board with a default router IP address of 137.33.172.1, the command would be similar to the following:

    LOAD NE2000 addr=137.65.178.1
                mask=255.255.255.0 gate=137.33.172.1
  6. Add a command to bind IP to the network board, using the following format:

    BIND IP network_board_name
  7. Next, add the IP address, mask address, and gate parameter for the target server to the BIND IP command line.

For a NetWare 5 Target Server

For a NetWare 5 target server, perform these steps:

  1. At the server console, enter

    NWCONFIG
  2. Select NCF Files Option, then the Edit AUTOEXEC.NCF File.

  3. At the BIND IP command line, after the mask address, set the gate parameter to the default router IP address for the target server.

For example, if your default router IP address was 137.65.178.1, at the BIND IP command line you would enter the following after the mask address:

gate=137.65.178.1

* Originally published in Novell AppNotes


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