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[SITE]

 

 

Minimum Requirements:

 

If you are using CometServeNLM, CometServe32, or the Comet Security Server, the SERVER= segment title is required. If not, this group is optional.

 

Other segment titles in this group are optional.

 

Refer to the minimal INI file to see the minimum requirements to configure Comet.

 

 

The SITE group contains information about a specific Comet site, such as name, address, phone/fax numbers, contact name, Internet address, and server connection. Of these items, only the server connection information is stored in the CFG file. The other items are included in the INI file for documentation purposes and possible future considerations, and are not stored within the CFG file itself.

 

This group contains the following segment titles:

 

Server = server-number,channel,flag,server-name-or-address;

Name = site-name;

Adr1 = address-line-1;

Adr2 = address-line-2;

Adr3 = address-line-3;

Phn# = phone-number;

Fax# = fax-number;

Attn = attention-line;

Internet Addr = Internet-address;

 

For example:

 

[SITE]
Server = N00,NLM,L,Comet_server_1;
Server = N01,TCP,L,192.168.1.1;
Name = ABC Company, Inc.; 
Adr1 = 123 Lane Ave.; 
Adr2 = Suite A;
Adr3 = Anywhere, USA 12345-0000; 
Phn# = 123-456-7890;
Fax# = 012-345-6789;
Attn = ;
Internet Addr = http://www.anywhere.com;
 
 
 
Segment Titles

 

 

Server = server-number,channel,flag,server-name-or-address;

 

            Required when using CometServeNLM, CometServe32, or Comet Security Server.

 

Declares and identifies the Comet servers in the network by defining all possible network connections that are required by the client nodes. Some users may require a login to a single network, where others may need a login to two or more networks. The basic rule of thumb is that a server declaration is needed if at least one user requires it. The combined length of the four parameters may not exceed 120 characters.

 

The SERVER segment title includes the following parameters:

   

            Server-number

 

Comet can run in multiple-server environments. Therefore, you must declare a unique server-number for each server. This parameter is in the form N01 through N99.

 

Note: Although N00 is a valid server number, we recommend naming your first server N01, thus reserving the N00 name for diagnostic purposes.

 

            Channel

 

This parameter defines the communications channel that is employed between the server and the Comet node. The following values may be specified:

 

TCP (for Comet systems using CometServe32 and Comet Security Server)

NLM (for Comet systems using CometServeNLM)

 

See below for further information and examples.

 

            Flag

 

This parameter determines whether the server is local or remote. The following values may be specified:

 

L (for a local server)
R (for a remote server)

 

See below for further information.

 

            Server-name-or-address

 

This parameter contains either (1) CometServeNLM's advertised name, (2) a network address, or (3) as of Comet version 378 you may use the computer's name. The specific format varies with the communications channel. Therefore, see below for more information and examples.

 

Examples

 

Declaring the Server Running CometServe32 and/or Comet Security Server

 

This section explains how to define a server that is running the CometServe32 File System and/or the Comet Security Server.  These products use the TCP channel.  The syntax is:

 

[SITE]
SERVER = server-number, TCP, flag, IP-address;
 

Notes:

 

  • The local/remote flag works as follows:

 

L          disables the Dial-Up Networking "Auto-Connect" feature when a Comet node connects to a Comet Server. This prevents Comet nodes from unintentionally activating Dial-Up Networking in an attempt to connect to a locally accessible Comet Server.

 

R         does nothing to inhibit Dial-Up Networking.

 

  • The fourth parameter is the IP address of the machine where CometServe32 and/or the Comet Security Server is running.

 

Here are two examples of this version of the SERVER command:

 

Example 1:

 

Defining a local server named N01, running CometServe32 and/or the Comet Security Server, with an IP address of 192.168.1.1.

 
[SITE]
SERVER = N01,TCP,L,192.168.1.1;
 

Example 2:

 

Defining multiple servers. The first server is like example 1. The second server is a remote server named N02, running CometServe32 and/or the Comet Security Server 32, with an IP address of 207.46.131.15.

 
[SITE]
SERVER = N01,TCP,L,192.168.1.1;
SERVER = N02,TCP,R,207.46.131.15;
 
 

Declaring the CometServeNLM Server

 

This section explains how to define a Novell server that is running the CometServeNLM File and Security System.  The syntax is:

 
[SITE]
SERVER = server-number, NLM, flag, nlm-name;
 

Notes:

 

  • At this time the local/remote flag has no effect when defining a Novell server running CometServeNLM.

 

  • The fourth parameter is the NLM name of the machine where CometServeNLM is running. Thus, there are two ways to specify this value:

 

    1. The preferred method is to use the NLM name advertised by CometServeNLM, a value displayed on the CometServeNLM Console.  This name is registered in the Netware bindery for Comet to identify the machines running CometServe NLM.  This name is defined when the NLM is loaded.  The default value is Comet_Server_1.  If multiple CometServeNLMs are running in the network, each one must have its own unique name (e.g., Comet_Server_2, Comet_Server_3, etc.).

 

    1. Under certain circumstances, it may be necessary to specify the fully-qualified IPX address of the server instead of the NLM name. If this is necessary, you can use the fully-qualified IPX address of the Netware server running CometServe NLM.


This address must be in the form: aaaaaaaa:bbbbbbbbbbbb

 

where:
aaaaaaaa = network number
bbbbbbbbbbbb = node number (also known as the "Mac address")

 

These values are identified by the network administrator.

 

Example:

 

Defining a local Novell server named N01, with a locally advertised server name of Comet_Server_1.

 
[SITE]
SERVER = N01,NLM,L,Comet_Server_1;
 

 

 

 

Name = site-name;

 

            Optional.

 

            Identifies the site (e.g., branch office name, business location name, division name). The site-name parameter may be up to 30 characters long.

 

Adr1 = address-line-1;

 

            Optional.

 

            Contains the first line of the address of the site. The address-line-1 parameter may be up to 30 characters long.

 

Adr2 = address-line-2;

 

            Optional.

 

            Contains the second line of the address of the site. The address-line-2 parameter may be up to 30 characters long.

 

Adr3 = address-line-3;

 

            Optional.

 

            Contains the third line of the address of the site. The address-line-3 parameter may be up to 30 characters long.

 

Phn# = phone-number;

 

            Optional.

 

            Contains the phone number of the site. The phone-number parameter may be up to 15 characters long.

 

Fax# = fax-number;

 

            Optional.

 

            Contains the fax number of the site. The fax-number parameter may be up to 30 characters long.

 

Attn = attention-line;

 

            Optional.

 

            Contains the name of the contact person for the site. The attention-line parameter may be up to 25 characters long.

 

Internet Addr = Internet-address;

 

            Optional.

 

            Contains the Internet address of the site. The Internet-address parameter may be up to 64 characters long.