Novell popup messages not reaching all users
Posted on 1998-05-20
We are in a Windows NT40/95 shop all running off of Novell 4.11 Each time I send a Novell pop-up message to my entire group many of the popups do not get sent. The Send Message results window usually shows about 50% of the users with the standard blue "X" representing that the message wasn't sent. It doesn't matter if the user is on a NT or 95 box and their receive broadcasting is definitly turned on. The *only* common thing that *always* is the same is that the people that don't get their popups have a "higher" connection number. In fact, if I click on the "connection number" title (so everyone is sorted by connection number) everyone with lower connection numbers shows getting the popups and at some point there is a "cutoff" (unknown, varies from day to day!) as to when people don't get the popups. Today that "cutoff" number might be 350, tomorrow it might be 400...
I haven't found anything conclusively as to why this is happening and how to fix it. I have even considered a third party product but haven't found anything yet that is fairly inexpensive.