Diary of a Network Geek

The trials and tribulations of a Certified Novell Engineer who's been stranded in Houston, Texas.


New Orleans Review

Filed under: On The Road — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Hare which is in the early morning or 7:00 am for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waxing Crescent

So, you’d think with all that this past week, things would be getting better, right? Well, think again. Apparently, the network has more issues than even *I* was aware. NDS (Netware Directory Services) and GroupWise (the e-mail program) were way out of synch. The bad part about this is that someone, who works for me, kept resubmitting an update. In short, we tried too many updates without out allowing these two systems to synch up and now they’re broken. Mind, it didn’t help much that we didn’t find it until things were really bad. I think that was due to my being absent from the office. I feel like I’m bridging a gap of some kind in the department communications. There’s a guy there who’s very knowledgeable about networks, if not NDS in particular, but has trouble communicating with his co-workers. To give you an idea of what this means, someone congratulated me for being able to work with him the other day.
Anyway, that means that this problem was probably known, but no one did anything about it, because they were afraid to try and work with this guy. The sad thing is, he probably could have fixed this problem if he’d known about it soon enough. Ah, well, what’s done is done. The damaged GroupWise database has been sent off to Novell, and we should hear something back on Monday. It probably means that I’ll be working late all week again. I’m not sure how it is that this always happens, but we’re going to see if we can distribute the “fun” around the department. I’ll let you know how it goes.

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