Public symbol errors after binding IPX to the LAN card.

  • 10066884
  • NOVL66523
  • 17-Dec-2001
  • 20-Jan-2003

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Fact

NetWare 6 IPX dependencies

Novell Small Business Suite 6.0

Novell NetWare 6.0

Novell NetWare 5.1

Novell NetWare 5.0

Formerly KB 2951543

Symptom

Error FFFFFF85 when binding lan driver to IPX

Public symbol errors after binding IPX to the LAN card.

Unable to bind IPX on NW6.0 server

IPX won't load on NW6 server.

Error: "Module IPXRTR.NLM load status AUTO FAIL"

Public symbol errors loading  IPXRTR.NLM at boot up.

Cannot bind IPX protocol  

Change

Server was installed IP only.  Binding IPX after the install.

SERVERID is commented out in AUTOEXEC.NCF

Cause

If NetWare 6 is installed without IPX selected, the server will not assign a SERVERID number.  When a server is installed IP only, it does not create a ServerID for the server.

Fix

To bind IPX after the install of NetWare 6, edit the AUTOEXEC.NCF to assign a SERVERID.  Just below the "FILE SERVER NAME" line, add a new "SERVERID" line followed by a unique 7 digit number.  For example, "SERVERID 4902810". 
This can also be done at the console prompt by typing "SERVERID <id>" (where <id> is a unique 7 digit number for your Network)  then editing the AUTOEXEC.NCF after the line for File Server Name: SERVERID<id>

For additional information on NetWare 6, please see the following solution.  TID #10064501 - NetWare 6 Readme Addendum

Note

 Below is a list of the public symbol errors:

SERVER-5.00-918: Loader cannot find public symbol: CIPXCloseSocket for module SPXS.NLM
SERVER-5.00-918: Loader cannot find public symbol: CIPXGetInternetworkAddress for module SPXS.NLM
SERVER-5.00-918: Loader cannot find public symbol: CIPXOpenSocketESR for module SPXS.NLM
SERVER-5.00-918: Loader cannot find public symbol: CIPXRoutePacketDirectly for module SPXS.NLM
SERVER-5.00-918: Loader cannot find public symbol: CSPXGetTimersAndCounters for module SPXS.NLM
SERVER-5.00-918: Loader cannot find public symbol: CSPXSetTimersAndCounters for module SPXS.NLM
SERVER-5.00-918: Loader cannot find public symbol: RegisterRouter for module IPXRTR.NLM
SERVER-5.00-918: Loader cannot find public symbol: DeRegisterRouter for module IPXRTR.NLM
SERVER-5.00-918: Loader cannot find public symbol: CIPXRoutePacketDirectly for module IPXRTR.NLM
SERVER-5.00-918: Loader cannot find public symbol: CIPXOpenSocketSystem for module IPXRTR.NLM
SERVER-5.00-918: Loader cannot find public symbol: CIPXOpenSocketESR for module IPXRTR.NLM
SERVER-5.00-918: Loader cannot find public symbol: CIPXGetInternetworkAddress for module IPXRTR.NLM
SERVER-5.00-918: Loader cannot find public symbol: CIPXCloseSocket for module IPXRTR.NLM
SERVER-5.00-918: Loader cannot find public symbol: CSPXSetTimersAndCounters for
module SPXCONFG.NLM
SERVER-5.00-918: Loader cannot find public symbol: CSPXGetTimersAndCounters for
module SPXCONFG.NLM
SERVER-5.00-918: Loader cannot find public symbol: CIPXSetConfiguration for modu
le SPXCONFG.NLM
SERVER-5.00-918: Loader cannot find public symbol: CIPXGetConfiguration for modu
le SPXCONFG.NLM

These public Symbols are defined in IPXSPX.NLM