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>For all of you that use appleshare IP 6.2 and are recieving new mac with
>9.0 (by the way is an awesome, we have one copy and the testing looks
>great!!) and you are worried that you will not be able to access your
>appleshare server through OS 9.0, there is a fix. It is AppleShare IP 6.3
>which supports OS 9. We have downloaded from apple (
>http://asu.info.apple.com/swupdates.nsf/artnum/n11541 ) this is a free
>upgrade if you have IP 6.0 or greater.n This looks pretty good. I has a
>new comon user database for multiple servers.
I've been reading horror stories on the AppleshareIP mail list about this
upgrade. Here's one example....
>Date: Tue, 9 Nov 1999 16:57:58 -0800
>From: Monroe Williams <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: Critical problems with Appleshare IP 6.3
>I upgraded our server to AppleShare IP 6.3 on Friday, and I've had
>trouble since. We're running web, ftp, Mac and Windows file sharing,
>mail server, and QuickDNS Pro on the machine.
>Every couple of hours, something bad happens to AppleShare over IP on
>the server. Existing clients get disconnected and no new connections
>will be accepted. (Incoming AppleTalk connections still work, though.)
>The timing of this _may_ be related to clients with server volumes mounted
>crashing or otherwise dropping off the network unexpectedly.
>The disconnected users still show up in the "Server Status" window, but
>attempting to disconnect them doesn't seem to work. If the admin is
>on the server, the whole machine will lock up.
I've got the upgrade, but I'm waiting until I hear some good news. In the
meantime, I've just ordered a G4/450 and plan on running OSX server on it
(when they release the patch). Even though ASIP 6.3 will support OS9
clients, they still won't be able to use At Ease. We've got to migrate
all OS9 clients over to MacManager on the OSX server. Basically running
mirrored preferences on the ASIP 6.x/At Ease Server and the OSX/MM server.
Sounds like a royal pain!