Novell NetWare 6.5 Support Pack 4
Novell OES NetWare SP1
OpenSSH SSH SSHD.NLM SFTP SFTP-SVR.NLM
After applying NetWare 6.5 SP4 or OES NetWare SP1, then the
follow potential symptoms occur:
SFTP users are put in invalid directory paths after
Server name is missing from SFTP users directory path.
When the SFTP user's home directory is on the same (local)
server where the SSH/SFTP connection was made, the user's starting
path is built incorrectly.
This appears to be associated with a LIBC.NLM change in
NetWare 6.5 SP4. The way the path is built and returned appears to
strip off the server name if the path is local. The Problem
does not occur on NW 6.5 SP3, even with SSH materials from SP4
added. Once adding the LIBC materials from SP4, the problem
A change has been made in LIBC.NLM to correct this
issue. This fix is publicly released in NetWare 6.5 SP5
(OES NetWare SP2). The fix is also present in separate
NetWare Library updates. Check https://support.novell.com/filefinder
for NWLIB6*.EXE. NWLIB6E.EXE (or newer: NWLIB6F, etc)
contains this fix.
Without the fix, various workarounds could be used:
- CD to the correct path before proceeding. i.e. cd
/servername/volname/dir (this is the recommended solution).
- Move the user's home directory off the local
- Keep the user's home dir where it is, but reach it
through a different SSH/SFTP server.