We are running Novell Netware 6.5, EPO server 4.5 patched to the latest version, VSE 8.7/8.8 (upgrading all to 8.8 as soon as possible) and I'm haivng a bit of trouble with FTP distributed repositories to Novell Netware 6.5 servers. I created a new Netware account called McAfeeReplication at the root of the tree, created the repository folder on the netware server, and gave the netware account full rights to the folder. In the EPO server I created a distributed repository. For download credentials I used .mcafeereplication.[treename] ( where treename is the name of our tree) and when I hit test credentials it passes. For replication credentials if I use the same account, which has full permissions, the test fails. I'm not sure why the test fails as the account has full permissions to the directory I created. When I look at the log it shows it using the account and trying to create the test.ini file but failing to do so.
If I use my account ( [myname].department.building.[treename] ), which also has full permissions to the server, the test passes. I tried replicating to a local Netware server and a remote Netware server. On both Netware servers the EPO server says the replication completed without error, but when I got to look at the location I specified there are no files. If I click on the link that shows packages on the distributed repository it says there are no files there, so I'm looking in the correct spot. On the remote server, replication it took about 30 minutes, so I know it at least was trying to upload the files. In the log that shows the EPO server performing the test it claims that it is able to write the test.ini file and then delete it in the directory I specified.
As a test I tried replicating to one of our Linux servers and it works fine. I'm able to use the same credentials for download and replication and when I go to the repository directory the files are there. We also have numerous scanners that scan to the Netware servers using FTP so I'm fairly sure FTP is running correctly. If I go to the directories on the Netware server using an FTP client I'm able to create and delete files with the McAfeeReplication account without a problem.
The only thing I can think of is that the server does not like the dots in the username; I did try using just the netware account username but it also failed though.
Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?