Re: [Emerald] Serv-u

Josh Hillman ( (no email) )
Thu, 25 Mar 1999 10:57:00 -0500

From: Jody Mason <>
>Having a problem trying to get Serv-U up and running with Emerald. The
>issue seems to be with the emer_su.dll file. Whenever we try and
>start-up Serv-U, we receive an error mesage saying that the file
>emer_su.dll cannot be found/loaded. We are using the updated
>emer_su.dll file found on IEA's webpage download directory (I believe
>the date was 5/17/97), and we are pointing to it from the serv-u.ini
>From reading from the archive with this mailing list, I found a
>reference pointing to a emer_su.dll dated in December of 1997, but do
>not see it on the webpage. I'm not seeing any references to having to
>make any registry changes, so if there are any further changes that need
>to be done on my end that I'm missing, I appologize. Any help would be
>appreciated. Thanks.
>BTW, running Emerald 2.5.227 with Serv-U 2.4a emer_su.dll is 45.5

The message below is a response from Dale to me on 1/11/99 about the same
thing you're running into. The newest emer_su.dll file that I know of is
version (71k) and is at This is the
one that we've been using for ages.


-----Original Message-----
From: Dale E. Reed Jr. <>
To: <>
Date: Monday, January 11, 1999 6:26 PM
Subject: Re: [Emerald] emerauth.dll or emer_su.dll with Emerald 2.5

Josh Hillman wrote:
> On a workstation at the office, I've transferred the Emerald database and
> run the update for 2.5 on it successfully, etc. Emerald essentially runs
> fine and I can view/print invoices from this machine (Emerald ODBC DSN was
> set up). This morning, I installed Serv-U FTP server onto it, basically
> making it identical to the actual main server. When I start up Serv-U, I
> get the following message every time (in its display):
> PROBLEM: Cannot find/load DLL c:\progra~1\emerald\emerauth.dll
> (can also happen if the DLL uses other DLLs which are not available)

There is still a known issue with Emerauth and Serv-U. Just
use emer_su until we release an update of EmerAuth that works with

> I've also tried it using the emer_su.dll file that we're presently using
> ( on the main server and the same thing happens. I put the two
> files in the Serv-U directory and changed the .ini file accordingly, but
> that had no effect.

Remeber that EmerAuth and Emer_su do NOT use the same resitry config.
EmerAuth has its own, whereas Emer_su uses the RadiusNT registry
(plus one additional one). YOu can define a "logfile" entry for both
though that will tell you the exact steps or how far the DLL loaded
before it encountered and error.

> I remember hearing that there were some issues with emerauth.dll with
> versions of Emerald. Do they still apply to 2.5?

Yes. Unfortunately EmerAuth hasn't been updated since then. Now that
Emerald 2.5 is out, It will be put up on the top of the list.

--Dale E. Reed Jr.  (       IEA Software, Inc.      |  RadiusNT, Emerald, and NT FAQsInternet Solutions for Today  |

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