NMAS abend after updating to NMAS 3.1.2 on BorderManager 3.8 VPN server

  • 3786007
  • 08-Feb-2007
  • 26-Apr-2012


Novell BorderManager Authentication Services 3.8
Novell Modular Authentication Service (NMAS) 3.1.2


After applying the Security Services 2.0.3 patch or NetWare 6.5 SP6 on a server running BorderManager 3.8 VPN Server, NMAS causes an abend.

The server will abend systematically when a VPN client tries to bring up a tunnel.

The abend occurs because the BorderManager 3.8 VPN Server does not have a replica of the user doing a VPN authentication, but BorderManager makes a local authentication request.


This is a bug in NMAS.NLM and has been reported to Engineering.

Current Workaround:

1. Add a replica of the users to the BorderManager 3.8 VPN Server.
2. Apply NMAS FTF (or greater)

To download the Field Test file, go to https://download.novell.com | In the Product or Technology drop down | Select NMAS (Novell Modular Authentication Service) | Search

On the Patches Tab, select "NMAS FTF"

Follow the readme, on how to install.