Unable to set the delete inhibit or rename inhibit flags on OES NSS Directories

  • 7000323
  • 06-May-2008
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell Open Enterprise Server (Linux based)


Unable to set "delete inhibit" or "rename inhibit" flags on directories.
Tried via command line, ConsoleOne and iManager 2.7.
Appears to have the attributes available and appears to go through the motions of setting them, but after reviewing changes the flags are not set.


The following lines must be added to the nssstart.cfg file:


The nssstart.cfg file is found at:

/opt/novell/nss/conf/nssstart.cfg on OES 1 servers and at:

/etc/opt/novell/nss/nssstart.cfg on OES 2 servers.

For details see the Cool Solution tip "Enabling NSS xattr on OES", https://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/tip/19904.html

Also see details about using the OES2 "attrib" utility found at: