Dec 282017
 
Netware Lite Patch Kit (supercedes nwl003.zip).
File NWL004.ZIP from The Programmer’s Corner in
Category Network Files
Netware Lite Patch Kit (supercedes nwl003.zip).
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
5E03.PAT 877 378 deflated
CGADSPLY.PAT 1173 466 deflated
KEYCLOCK.PAT 2537 734 deflated
LOSTRESP.PAT 1747 590 deflated
NWL004.DOC 18916 5711 deflated
PBIOS17.PAT 1474 491 deflated
PCPS.PAT 316 210 deflated
PCPS.ZIP 6460 2770 deflated
PRNLPT1.PAT 1705 571 deflated
PTIMEOUT.PAT 1170 437 deflated
RDCACHE.PAT 1052 426 deflated
UPATCH.EXE 19690 19275 deflated
WRBEHIND.PAT 1178 442 deflated

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Contents of the NWL004.DOC file


README FILE FOR NWL004.ZIP

The files listed below are used to patch NetWare Lite v1.0.

** NOTE: This file supersedes previous software tested patches
distributed under the following names:

NWL003.ZIP
NWL002.ZIP
NWL001.ZIP


The difference between this file and the previously released files listed
above is the addition of new patches.

IMPORTANT: WHEN USING THE PATCHES CONTAINED IN PCPS.ZIP, YOU MUST CREATE
A SUBDIRECTORY AND UNZIP THE FILES INTO THAT DIRECTORY.

The following files are included in this revision:

5E03 PAT 877 11-26-91 5:55p
CGADSPLY PAT 1173 01-27-92 2:30p
KEYCLOCK PAT 2537 01-17-92 10:40a
LOSTRESP PAT 1747 11-26-91 1:36p
NWL004 DOC (This file)
PBIOS17 PAT 1474 12-17-91 1:57p
PCPS PAT 316 01-27-92 3:03p
PCPS ZIP 6460 02-06-92 10:38a
PRNLPT1 PAT 1705 01-08-92 5:08p
PTIMEOUT PAT 1170 11-22-91 3:37p
RDCACHE PAT 1052 11-22-91 3:18p
UPATCH EXE 19690 01-16-92 9:35a
WRBEHIND PAT 1178 11-22-91 3:37p


NWL004.ZIP contains several patches that are explained in the text
below.


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PRINT THIS FILE AND SAVE IF FOR FUTURE REFERENCE

To print this file to a local printer,

1. Insert the SUPPORT diskette in drive A:.

2. At a DOS prompt, type "A:" and press .

3. At a DOS prompt, type "COPY README PRN" and press .

To print this file to a network printer with NetWare Lite running,

1. Insert the SUPPORT diskette in drive A:.

2. If necessary, create or modify a network printer as explained on page
44 of the NetWare Lite manual, then exit to a DOS prompt.

3. At a DOS prompt, type "A:" and press .

4. At a DOS prompt, type "NET PRINT README NetworkPrinter" and
press .

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TERMS

Patch: A file that has a .PAT extension and defines changes to a
software program.

Target file: A file with an .EXE extension that is to be modified
by a patch.

UPATCH: Universal Patch Program. A program that applies patches
to target files.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

You need only one SUPPORT diskette to patch all copies of NetWare Lite on
your NetWare Lite network. You Do Not need a separate SUPPORT diskette
for each copy of NetWare Lite.

Make backup copies of the files before running UPATCH. Do not patch the
original NetWare Lite Program and Driver diskette files.

If a machine has a hard disk with NetWare Lite software, the files to be
patched are in the C:\NWLITE directory.

If a machine does not have a hard disk, the files to be patched are on the
workstation's floppy diskette that has the NetWare Lite CLIENT.EXE.

To get consistent results from the network, use UPATCH to patch all copies
of NetWare Lite on the network (all servers and clients). If a server or
client is not patched, it will continue with the erratic behavior that the
patch is designed to correct.

Review the section of this document that corresponds to the patch to find out
what the patch does. Each section describes what the patch will be applied to,
the patch date, the checksums, the problems the patch corrects, and the
symptoms you may see before the patch is applied.

Four of the patches (PBIOS17.PAT, PRNLPT1.PAT, 5E03.PAT, and CGADSPLY.PAT)
may not improve the performance on your system, but they will not decrease
the performance either. These four patches are for specific hardware or
applications. Review the corresponding section of this document to
determine if you would benefit from any of these four patches.

You can use UPATCH to apply patches before or after running NetWare Lite,
but the changes do not take effect until the computer is rebooted and the
patched files are loaded into memory.

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UPATCH INSTRUCTIONS

To patch the server and client software on a hard disk,

1. Insert the SUPPORT diskette into a disk drive (A: or B:).

2. At the DOS prompt, type the disk drive letter (A: or B:) where the
SUPPORT diskette is located and press .

3. To apply all patches to all applicable target files, type "UPATCH"
and press .

To apply a specific patch to its applicable target file, type
"UPATCH patch_name" and press .

To apply all applicable patches to a specific target file, type
"UPATCH [path]target_filename" and press .

NOTE: The patches are applied to each applicable file and the
unpatched file is retained with an .OLD file extension.
If necessary, the .OLD version can be renamed and executed.

4. When the DOS prompt appears, reboot the computer. The patched files
will be used when they are loaded into memory.

To patch client software on a workstation that uses a floppy diskette,

1. Insert the SUPPORT diskette into drive A:.

2. Insert the workstation's copy of the diskette that contains CLIENT.EXE
into drive B:. Do Not patch the original NetWare Lite diskettes.

3. At the DOS prompt, type "A:" and press .

4. Type "UPATCH B:CLIENT.EXE", press and follow the instructions
on the screen.

NOTE: The patches are applied to the CLIENT.EXE file and the
unpatched file is retained with an .OLD file extension.
If necessary, the .OLD version can be renamed and executed.

5. When the DOS prompt appears, reboot the computer. The patched
CLIENT.EXE file will be used when it is loaded into memory.

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For help,

1. Insert the SUPPORT diskette into a disk drive (A: or B:).

2. At the DOS prompt, type the disk drive letter (A: or B:) where the
SUPPORT diskette is located and press .

3. Type "UPATCH HELP" and press . The Universal Patch (UPATCH)
Program help screen appears with usage information, then the DOS
prompt appears.

To display all patches that can be applied by UPATCH,

1. Insert the SUPPORT diskette into a disk drive (A: or B:).

2. At the DOS prompt, type the disk drive letter (A: or B:) where the
SUPPORT diskette is located and press .

3. Type "UPATCH LIST" and press . The display shows each patch
name and patch description, then the DOS prompt appears.

To display patches for a specific target file,

1. Insert the SUPPORT diskette into a disk drive (A: or B:).

2. At the DOS prompt, type the disk drive letter (A: or B:) where the
SUPPORT diskette is located and press .

3. Type "UPATCH LIST target_filename" and press . The display
shows each patch and description for the specified target file. Then
the DOS prompt appears.

To determine if a target file has been patched,

1. Insert the SUPPORT diskette into a disk drive (A: or B:).

2. At the DOS prompt, type the disk drive letter (A: or B:) where the
SUPPORT diskette is located and press .

3. Type "UPATCH VERIFY target_filename" and press . The display
shows each patch and its description that UPATCH can apply to the
target file, the target file name, and whether or not the target file
has been patched. Then the DOS prompt appears.

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To get the latest information on NetWare Lite patches, application
compatibility, hardware compatibility, upgrades and updates, top ten
support issues, NetWare Lite product information, and so on, customers in
the U.S. and Canada can call Novell's 24-hour automated fax service. To
access this service, dial (800) NETWARE [(800)638-9273] and press the
star (*) key during the recorded message.

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INFORMATION ON SPECIFIC PATCHES

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5E03.PAT - NetWare Lite Client DOS 5E03 invalid parm patch.
Patch Date: November 26, 1991
File: CLIENT.EXE
Checksums: 55F, 509, 57

Problem: When DOS interrupt 21h, function 5E03 (Get Printer Setup String)
is used on a disk device, the client returns an error code of 1
(invalid function). Software from Computer Associates
International, Inc. expects an error code of 87
(invalid parameter).

Symptoms: If you are running software from Computer Associates, you may note
that networking features do not work. CAI software expects a
different error code on function 21, 5E03 than NetWare Lite
currently returns.

=====================================================================
CGADSPLY.PAT - NetWare Lite Server CGA display patch.

Patch Date: 1/27/92

File: SERVER.EXE version 1.00

Checksums: 410, 4D1, 3FF, 49F, 1B0, 1B0

Problem: Any PC with a CGA adapter running a NetWare Lite version 1.00
SERVER. If you press CTRL ALT DEL or ALT SHIFT N you should
see a popup display with options. Instead you see a blank
screen. The functions as expected, but the display is blank.

Symptoms: This problem is specific to CGA display adapters. It is
only experienced when a user presses CTRL ALT DEL or ALT SHIFT N
or one of the popup display screens is encountered.

=====================================================================
KEYCLOCK.PAT - NetWare Lite Server 1.00 keyboard clock conflict patch.

Patch Date: January 17, 1992

File: SERVER.EXE version 1.00

Checksums: 6F8, BC9, 57C, EB3, 6F9, B54, 2AC, D10, 6F8, BC9, 3E8, EB3

Problem: While typing at the server keyboard the server pauses. This
is most likely to occur when the server is under heavy load,
such as a client performing an xcopy to and from the server.

Symptoms: You may have this problem if you see the server pause for 70
seconds or longer. Most people may think the server is hung
because no foreground activity is occurring and the server
is not answering requests from clients. However, the server
does eventually return; the foreground activity resumes; no
time is lost on the system clock; if the client retries its
request, the response is sent. The slower your hardware, the
more likely you are to see this problem and the longer the
pause is likely to last.

=====================================================================
LOSTRESP.PAT - NetWare Lite Server lost response patch.
Patch Date: November 26, 1991
File: SERVER.EXE
Checksums: D4D, 17B8, 416, 3A3, D4D, 17B8

Problem: The last function result is not saved correctly in the
server's connection table. This results in non-reproducible
functions (like OPEN FILE) being reproduced at the server when
a server response packet is lost. This ends up exhausting the
server's resources after a long period of sustained activity.

Symptoms: You may have this problem if DOS or your application reports
the error "Too many open files" after running continuously for
several hours/days. Another symptom is that, after continuous
operation, one of the machines freezes, or reports a DOS function
failure.

=====================================================================
PBIOS17.PAT - NetWare Lite Server printer BIOS get status patch.
Patch Date: December 17, 1991
File: SERVER.EXE
Checksums: 18F0, 19A8, 18F0

Problem: The ROM BIOS for some computers destroys the contents of
a register when the server read the status of the printer.
When the server attempts to print a character, null or other
invalid characters appear instead of the desired file.

Symptoms: Print job does not print or is printed in garbled form.
This problem can only happen if the Server Port is a parallel
port.

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PCPSxxxx.PAT - NetWare Lite Network Printer chars per second patch.



Patch Date: 1/17/92

File: NetWare Lite Server printer port configuration file

Checksums: 55, CA, C9, 92, 24, 47

Problem: The NET utility does not allow Network Printers to have
characters per second set any higher than 2048.

IMPORTANT: WHEN USING THE FILES CONTAINED IN PCPS.ZIP,
YOU MUST CREATE A SUBDIRECTORY AND UNZIP THE FILES INTO
THAT DIRECTORY.

Select the appropriate batch file for your printer(s)
from the subdirectory containing the batch files. The
following files should be located in that directory.

DOS batch file Printer
------------ -------
PCPSLPT1.BAT LPT1:
PCPSLPT2.BAT LPT2:
PCPSLPT3.BAT LPT3:
PCPSCOM1.BAT COM1:
PCPSCOM2.BAT COM2:

For example, to set the Characters per second for LPT1, you
would change directories into the subdirectory containing
the batch files and type:

pcpslpt1


Symptoms: Large print jobs take considerably longer (up to four times)
when printed using a Network Printer than when using a local
printer.
Foreground processing at the server may be slowed during
printing after applying this patch.


NOTE: The NET Utility does not properly calculate the changes
this patch makes. Therefore, any display of the characters
per second will not be accurate. To view the current setting,
run the appropriate batch file, read the value, then select
option 7 to make no change.

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PRNLPT1.PAT - NetWare Lite Client prn and lpt1 merge patch.
Patch Date: January 8, 1992
File: CLIENT.EXE
Checksums: 59A, 26D, E13, 413, 61c, 9A0, 59A, 26D, E13

Problem: Applications that intermingle writes to the printer using both
prn: and lpt1: produce incorrect printouts. This is because
the NetWare Lite Client treats the captures of prn: and lpt1:
as separate captures. This patch forces the two captures into
a single capture. This is a known problem with the Lacerte Tax
Application version 11.0322.

Symptoms: You may have this problem if you see corrupt printing.

=====================================================================
PTIMEOUT.PAT - NetWare Lite Client printer (PRN) timeout patch.
Patch Date: November 22, 1991
File: CLIENT.EXE
Checksums: 1166, 50B, 1166

Problem: Client program fails to imply a print job timeout on a PRN
port capture.

Symptoms: If you print from an application, but the job does not start
printing at the server until you exit the application, you may
have this problem. Check to see if the banner page on the
delayed print job indicates that the "Client printer port or
filename" is "PRN capture". If so, this is an indication that
theapplication is using PRN and not LPT1 for its printing.
Programs compiled under Clipper are known to print through PRN,
and thus are affected by this problem.

=====================================================================
RDCACHE.PAT - NetWare Lite Server read-ahead cache patch.
Patch Date: November 22, 1991
File: SERVER.EXE
Checksums: BF0, 3EF, BF0

Problem: The server makes an invalid entry in the read-ahead cache
when a read is issued past the end of the file. The invalid
entry contains no data, and could be returned after the file
is extended and a subsequent read is made to the same area of
the file in a short period of time.

Symptoms: If you have a database program which incorrectly reports that
the end-of-file has been encountered, or exhibits problems
reading or updating the index file for a database, you may
have this problem. Programs compiled under FoxBase and Clipper
are known to make I/O call sequences which result in the error.

=====================================================================
WRBEHIND.PAT - NetWare Lite Server write behind patch.
Patch Date: November 22, 1991
File: SERVER.EXE
Checksums: D1E, 3B0, D1E

Problem: The server write-behind offset is corrupted when a packet is lost
on the wire. This results in data being written in the wrong
place in a file when the underlying network drops a packet. This
only occurs with certain combinations of buffer sizes,
application write sizes, and write offsets.

Symptoms: If you have file data corruption under particularly heavy load,
or if you have a particular machine or particular application
which appears to corrupt data when it is used, you may have
this problem.





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DISCLAIMER

Novell, Inc. makes no representations or warranties with respect to any
NetWare software, and specifically disclaims any express or implied
warranties of merchantability, title, or fitness for a particular purpose.

Distribution of any NetWare software is forbidden without the express
written consent of Novell, Inc. Further, Novell reserves the right to
discontinue distribution of any NetWare software.

Novell is not responsible for lost profits or revenue, loss if use of the
software, loss of data, costs of re-creating lost data, the cost of any
substitute equipment or program, or claims by any party other than you.
Novell strongly recommends a backup be made before any software is
installed. Technical support for this software may be provided at the
discretion of Novell.
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