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iFolder/iManager Netware Assistance on Novell 6.5 SP6 - can't see files under iFolder

After installing Novell iFolder 2.1.8, I'm seeing a strange symptom.  First, after logging on from the web client and trying to browse files, the directories all show up, but there are no files underneath them, they are zero length in size, and the date on each directory is 70 years in the future.  Everything seems fine on the server.  Any suggestions?
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ShineOnCommented:
Is this iFolder or NetStorage (they can work together - just checking...)
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stonenajemAuthor Commented:
It's both.

When I do http://ifolder.site.com/iFolder, and logon, it redirects me to http://ifolder.site.com/netstorage.

Under there, browsing the files, I only see the volumes, but nothing underneath them - no files, no folders, etc.
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giltjrCommented:
I know nothing about Novell or iFolder, I just kind of stumbled across this.  The 70 year wrong date got me thinking.  I know that some OS's that I have worked with can use one two "base" dates.  On is Jan. 1, 1900 and one is Jan 1, 1970.

Could the OS be setup to use Jan 1, 1970 and iFolder be assuming that it is using Jan 1., 1900?  That would account for the 70 year difference.

As for no files showing up, my first thought is a mix up in security and the user-id you are logging on with does not have any access to the files in the directory you are being put into by default.  If you have no access, they don't show up.

If I am way of base, please forgive my intrusion.
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stonenajemAuthor Commented:
Giltjr:

Thanks so much for your response.  I'm not sure how to answer it.  If that's the case, I don't know where Ifolder would be pulling the second date from.  I'm assuming that this is more a novell specific issue.
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ShineOnCommented:
Is there anything besides NetWare in the mix?

How about at the edge - do you have a proxy fronting the web server?
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stonenajemAuthor Commented:
Nope, no proxy.  Just a firewall.  But, for what it's worth, this problem happens both in front and behind the firewall.
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ShineOnCommented:
Re: the 70-year issue - I haven't found what I was looking for, but if I'm right and NetWare is one of the 1900-baseline-year OSes, it could be something with the Tomcat component of iFolder/NetStorage because Java's baseline year is 1970...

Could be something in Java or perhaps with the Tomcat certificate store or some such.  <grasps at straws>
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blcarter14Commented:
If you change the folders creation date to something earlier than today, say one week ago, do they then show up in iFolder?  Also, if you create a new iFolder directory, does it get the correct date?  
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stonenajemAuthor Commented:
We hadn't created a new Ifolder directory.  We wanted users to be able to access whatever they had access to locally.  Our goal was to have them be able to access their files using a web browser from a hotel, vacation, etc.  Should we try that?
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ShineOnCommented:
"We hadn't created a new Ifolder directory.  We wanted users to be able to access whatever they had access to locally. "

That'd be NetStorage.  iFolder is something entirely different - it's like "offline folders" on steroids.  

You have to set up iFolder for each user and they have to populate iFolder with what they want to be able to synchronize through the Internet via iFolder.
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blcarter14Commented:
Like ShineOn stated, it appears you are using NetStorage, but are allowing users with iFolder accounts to see their iFolder directories inside of NetStorage.  To see your NetStorage configuration try:
http://serverIP/oneNet/nsadmin and login as admin.  
Under the iFolder storage Provider you can enter the iFolder server location.  If you want to remove iFolder from showing up, I think you set Storage Locations to 0.  Restart Apache / Tomcat when your finished. Here is the breakdown of config options.  (I also had to set the Authentication Domain's for my site.)
http://serverIP/NetStorage/nsadmin
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stonenajemAuthor Commented:
Got it.  Thanks for making that distinction.  I'll be onsite tomorrow and will give this a try.  Thanks very much to both of you.
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