System Error 58 Has Occurred

  • 7000849
  • 02-Mar-2009
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell NetWare 6.5
Novell Open Enterprise Server (Linux based)
Novell Open Enterprise Server (NetWare based)


While trying to connect to a CIFS share, with the Novell server setup for Domain Passthrough authentication, the following error is received:
System error 58 has occurred.  The specified server cannot perform the requested operation.


When setting up the domain passthrough authentication under CIFS, the domain/workgroup must be specified (as found under iManager > FILE PROTOCOLS > CIFS > Select the server > PROPERTIES button > AUTHENTICATION tab). 
When specifying a domain/workgroup such as novell.local, remove the ".local" and save the setting.  This means that in the case of a domain called novell.local, only "novell"  (without quotes) will be specified in the domain/workgroup field.  ".local" is considered special.  For all other domains (ie,,, and so on), specify the full domain name--including the dot and extension.
Restart CIFS after making any changes.