Dec 282017
WDOGFIX is a patch that fixes a problem in NetWare 386 V3.10a that would cause the file server to ABEND with the message of an illegal sprintf.
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WDOGFIX is a patch that fixes a problem in NetWare 386 V3.10a that would cause the file server to ABEND with the message of an illegal sprintf.
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
PATCHMAN.NLM 3005 1848 deflated
README.TXT 4100 1707 deflated
WDOGFIX.NLM 1301 776 deflated

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Contents of the README.TXT file

This README file accompanies the WDOGFIX.NLM patch file for NetWare 386 v3.10
Rev A. The following files are included for this patch:

WDOGFIX.NLM 1301 08-30-90 2:56p
PATCHMAN NLM 3005 08-29-90 10:38a

WDOGFIX.NLM is a SEMI-STATIC patch that is loaded at the file server console
as a NetWare Loadable Module. This patch fixes a problem in NetWare 386
V3.10a that would cause the file server to ABEND with the message:

"Abend: Total sprintf string length was too long (Error code 00000000)"

This ABEND could occur at any time, but would occur more frequently if the
console parameter "Console display watchdog logouts = ON" was set. This
patch also fixes a problem that displayed invalid characters or user names
on the console screen when the watchdog cleared a user's connection.

To implement this patch, the NetWare 386 Patch Manager (PATCHMAN.NLM) must
first be loaded.

Three types of patches can be managed with PATCHMAN: dynamic, semi-static,
and static. Dynamic patches are .NLM files that can be loaded/unloaded while
the server is running. Unloading a dynamic patch will restore the Operating
System to its original "un-patched" state. Semi-static patches can also be
loaded while the server is running, but they cannot be unloaded. It is not
possible to undo the effects of a semi-static patch without first downing the
server and bringing it back up (without loading the semi-static patch). A
static patch is a DOS executable program that makes changes to the SERVER.EXE
file. This type of patch is applied once and its effects are permanent. It
is suggested that static patches be applied to a copy of the SERVER.EXE file,
not the original file.

Dynamic and semi-static patches modify the Operating System in memory, not
on the disk. This means that dynamic and semi-static patches must be loaded
each time the Operating System is brought up in order for any "fixes" to take
effect. It is recommended that the command "LOAD " be placed in the
file server's AUTOEXEC.NCF file to ensure that the patch is always in effect
when the server is initially brought up. Typing MODULES at the server
console will show which dynamic patches have been loaded, but will not show
semi-static or static patches.

The Patch Manager (PATCHMAN.NLM) must be loaded before any dynamic or semi-
static patches can be loaded. If PATCHMAN is not already loaded, the
.NLM will attempt to locate PATCHMAN and load it automatically if
found. PATCHMAN only needs to be loaded once; all .NLM patches can then be
loaded. PATCHMAN cannot be unloaded until all patches that rely on it are
first unloaded.

To implement this patch:

1) Copy PATCHMAN.NLM and the patch .NLM file to the same directory as the
other NLM files on your system (SYS:SYSTEM is suggested).

2) After the system is brought up, type LOAD PATCHMAN at the console.

3) LOAD the patch .NLM file.

NOTE: This patch and PATCHMAN.NLM will only operate on NetWare 386 v3.10a.
Future versions of NetWare 386 will require a version of PATCHMAN
specific to that release.


Novell, Inc. makes no representations or warranties with respect to this
software patch, and specifically disclaims any express or implied warranties
of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Novell's intentions
for this software patch is to provide a temporary work-around to the
anomalies described in this file. Such work-arounds are typically addressed
in future releases of NetWare.
Novell will not be responsible for any data loss that may result from
implementing this patch. Novell strongly recommends a backup be made before
any patch is applied. Technical support for this patch is provided at the
discretion of Novell.

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