Finding Missing NBM Filters after Upgrades



By: phxazcraig

June 27, 2007 7:04 am

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Problem

A Forum reader recently asked:

“We’ve had the following problem since upgrading BorderManager 3.8.4 to BorderManager 3.8 SP5. Since the update was installed, we lost some of our filters (from looking in filtcfg). Is this a known issue after updating to BorderManager 3.8 SP5, or what could be the problem?”

And here’s the response from Craig Johnson …

Solution

It’s not, though it can be a known problem when upgrading from NetWare 6.0 to 6.5.

Your filters are stored in the NBMRuleContainer in NDS – usually in the same OU as the server. If something goes wrong there (NDS), you get filtering problems. Filtering problems are generally associated with seeing -6001 errors in the logger screen when trying to edit certain exceptions.

In general, you can delete the contents of the NBMRuleContainer and remigrate the filters from a (good) copy of filters.cfg, using a filtsrv migrate procedure. You want to be sure you copy in a good copy of filters.cfg just before doing the migrate. (For more on the whole issue, in either my BorderManager 3.x book or my BorderManager filtering book, see the URL below).

http://www.craigjconsulting.com

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