Few more tips to avoid a database corruption by using ConsoleOne.

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  • 11-Jan-2008
  • 27-Apr-2012

Environment

Novell GroupWise 7
Novell GroupWise 6.5
Novell ConsoleOne 1.3.6

Situation

GroupWise system is installed on a Linux server and there is a need to administer it either from a Linux or Windows workstation.

Resolution

Before being able to use suggested methods, you will need to check SSH daemon settings on the Linux server that you are going to access from different host. Find out in /etc/ssh/sshd_config file and check if the line:
X11Forwarding Yes
is enabled. If you need to change this configuration file, you will need to restart SSH daemon afterwards.
Probably the best way to administer GroupWise system located on a Linux server is to use Linux based ConsoleOne.
1. Starting ConsoleOne from any Linux desktop on the Linux server:
ssh +X @
Once you get connected to a remote host, you can start a ConsoleOne executable from that server (/usr/ConsoleOne/bin directory) and you get a screen on your Linux workstation.
2. Starting ConsoleOne from Windows workstation on a Linux server
You will need to get X server installed on a Windows workstation. There is a little application called Xming available at:
What you need is to run a setup and start Xserver - shows as a little application in a system tray.
After that start PuTTY that uses SSH. If you do not have it, you can download it, for instance, from:
Start PuTTY and specify a host name. Before opening a session, configure Connection | SSH | X11. Here enable X11 forwarding and then open a session. After successful authentication you are now able to run any graphical application with a GUI displayed on your Windows from the Linux server. This includes ConsoleOne, start GroupWise agents with GUI, YAST ...
Moreover, it is secure connection and you do not need to trouble yourself with any Samba, NFS or other file share configuration to get access it from a Windows workstation.

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