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Netware Snake Colors

Posted on 1999-07-30
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Last Modified: 2010-05-18
We are having a debate over the colors of each screen
saver snake for Netware consoles with more than two processors.
1st Red, 2nd Blue, 3rd ?, 4th ?

Does anyone really know?
Question by:Duncs
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ID: 1597737
Using SCRSAVER to Lock the Server Console
The console-locking feature has been removed from MONITOR and included with the screen saver in its own module, scrsaver.nlm.
When the screen saver is activated, it displays a moving snake for each processor on the server. Each snake is a different color: the first one is red; the second is blue, etc. The speed of each snake and the length of its tail are directly proportional to the processor's utilization.
The console-locking feature allows you to require a password before gaining access to the server console prompt. If a key is pressed when the console lock is enabled, a dialog box appears. You must then supply an NDS username and password. In addition, the User object must have Write rights to the access control list (ACL) of the Server object to gain access to the server console prompt .
If the console is unlocked, press any key to activate the console. The snake screen will disappear.
Step 1
To display command options for SCRSAVER, enter at the server console prompt
Command options allow you to enable and disable locking, check the status of the lock options, and change the length of time the console is allowed to be inactive before the screen saver is activated. The default is 600 seconds (10 minutes).
Step 2
For more information about a command option, enter at the console prompt
 SCRSAVER HELP command_option
Step 3
To load the SCRSAVER module, enter at the server console prompt
 SCRSAVER [option; option...]
When you load the screen saver, the default is to enable the console-locking feature and to require a password for access. The corresponding NDS user must have Write rights to the Access Control List (ACL) of the Server object.
For more information, see Reference > Utilities Reference > Utilities > SCRSAVER in Utilities Reference.
 Unlocking the Server Console
The console-locking feature has been removed from MONITOR and included with the screen saver in its own module, scrsaver.nlm.
Step 1
From the screen saver snake display, press any key.
Step 2
At the login box, press ENTER to highlight the username field.
The login box appears only if the console is locked.
Step 3
Enter the username.
The User object must have Write rights to the ACL for the Server object.
If the username field is blank or if you want to change the username, type in an NDSTM username and context. Again the User object must have the required rights.
Step 4
Press ENTER again to highlight the password field.
Step 5
Type the password for the username and press ENTER twice.
The screen saver disappears and the server console screen appears.

Author Comment

ID: 1597738
This is great, but I'm still trying to find someone who knows what the 3rd and 4th
colors are of the snakes......

Expert Comment

ID: 1597739
I never had 4 CPU but now you know the colors of the first one and the second one so if you go forward or backward with the ALT-F3 and ALT-F4 they should go in sequence.

Accepted Solution

Boring earned 40 total points
ID: 1597740
3rd=Green and 4th=Cyan
But netware supports up to 32 processors what are the 32 colours of the snakes? Or dont you get extra snakes after a certain number?

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