NSS Command Line Options

(Last modified: 26Apr2006)

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NSS Command Line Options


Novell NetWare 5.0

Novell NetWare 5.1

Novell NetWare 6.0

Novell NetWare 6.5

Formerly TID 2942349


When you issue the NSS HELP command at the server console, several pages of NSS command-line parameters are displayed, one page at a time.  After the first page has been displayed, it will pause and wait for you to touch a key.  You can advance to the next page by pressing the space bar; to the next line by pressing <Enter>, or you can terminate the display by pressing <ESC>.  The parameters vary with  NSS and OS versions.  The command-line options must be preceded with a forward slash (/).  They are NOT case sensitive, and you only need to type enough of the option to make it unique among all of the other parameters.

For example, to activate a pool named DATA, type one of the following:
NSS /PoolActivate=DATA
nss /poolactivate=data
nss /poolact=data

If you need to define nss parameters at boot time (in NetWare 6.x only):

server -z"parameter you want" , eg:

server -z"/namecachesize=xxxxx"
server -z"/namecachesize=xxx /cachebalance=yy /numbonds=zzzzz"


you may alternatively create a text file c:\nwserver\nssstart.cfg and put the needed parameters into it as follows:


Please be aware that the forward slash (/) is required, and if you misspell any of the paramters, the server will not come up successfully, and none of the NSS commands will work.


Document Title: NSS Command Line Options
Document ID: 10021097
Solution ID: 1.0.37496636.2389872
Creation Date: 05Nov1999
Modified Date: 26Apr2006
Novell Product Class:NetWare


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