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Posted By cambridge
Replacing NIS and RFC2307
Last year I posted I had written some new internet drafts designed to replace NIS and which would be the next evolution of RFC2307 (a standard describing how to represent NIS data in LDAP).

DBIS...
Forum: Solaris 02-07-2014
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Posted By cambridge
Displaying Solaris IPS package dependency graphs
What do people think of this tool? pkgtree (https://github.com/quattor/pkgtree) - for displaying a visual representation of Solaris IPS package dependencies.
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Posted By cambridge
You're quite right of course, and a reference...
You're quite right of course, and a reference implementation is indeed the next thing I'm working on. This is the way I work, I design on paper first, then implement. Others may have elected to get...
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Posted By cambridge
Replace NIS and RFC2307
I've released a set of new Internet Drafts that describe DBIS: an alternative to NIS and to the RFC2307 schema that has been used to date for representing NIS data in an LDAP Directory Server.

I'm...
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Posted By cambridge
Well I've published my Internet Drafts now, so...
Well I've published my Internet Drafts now, so would appreciate feedback.

Directory-Based Information Services (DBIS) is a new replacement for the Network Information Service (NIS)...
Forum: Linux 04-29-2013
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Posted By cambridge
Being no EMC expert, my guess is that you will...
Being no EMC expert, my guess is that you will need to set-up some udev rules (http://doc.opensuse.org/products/draft/SLES/SLES-admin_sd_draft/cha.udev.html). However, this may also become a tedious...
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Posted By cambridge
Surprisingly, yes they do. LDAP is not a...
Surprisingly, yes they do. LDAP is not a replacement for NIS, it is a network protocol for accessing an X.500-based directory. NIS data can be stored in an LDAP-compliant directory using the...
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Posted By cambridge
I agree, this is why I am looking to suggest...
I agree, this is why I am looking to suggest improvements to it. My experience is the same as yours, it's always empty, and the host field sometimes is and sometimes is not fully qualified.
...
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Posted By cambridge
Change to NIS netgroup definition in upcoming Internet Draft
I'm considering the merits of slightly redefining the "domain" field in a NIS netgroup (the third field in the triple) to make it more useful, in a new Internet Draft that I am currently developing. ...
Forum: Solaris 03-19-2013
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Posted By cambridge
Finding the NIC driver version on Solaris 11
In Solaris 10 it was easy, a simple grep through modinfo output and you'd have the version of any loaded module, including your NIC drivers. In my career I've seen many people relying on this...
Forum: Solaris 02-10-2013
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Posted By cambridge
Using ZFS with Veritas Cluster Server
Until I really began to explore the practical implications of using ZFS with VCS, I would not have necessarily realised the obstacles that would be put in my path. Data integrity is a must-have for...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 12-20-2011
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Posted By cambridge
It'll be a message written in English. To crack...
It'll be a message written in English. To crack the code, it might help to know more about the guy who invented it.
1,369
Posted By cambridge
NIS-to-LDAP translation tools (yp2ldap)
I've recently published a set of tools that allow you to continue to use the ypwhich, ypcat and ypmatch tools in an environment where NIS maps have been migrated to LDAP using the RFC2307 schema.
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Forum: What is on Your Mind? 12-02-2011
2,242
Posted By cambridge
Can you crack it?
Inspired by the GCHQ talent spotting code-cracker competition (http://www.canyoucrackit.co.uk/) :eek:, here is my own little brain puzzler for budding cracker enthusiasts. Can you crack this code?...
Forum: Red Hat 10-19-2011
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Posted By cambridge
pam_krb5 UID mapping (clashing UIDs)
Hi,

I'm considering implementing pam_krb5 on RHEL 5.5 and Solaris 10, and I'm in an environment that has a number of legacy NIS domains. They've all been migrated into Active Directory, RFC2307,...
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Posted By cambridge
kstart/k5start start-up script
I've recently been working with k5start (http://www.eyrie.org/%7Eeagle/software/kstart/) on a RHEL 5 client and noticed that it lacked a start-up script. As usual, it seems such a waste for me to...
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Posted By cambridge
Thanks Dennis. Although I am sure there are...
Thanks Dennis. Although I am sure there are other ways of disabling the authentication cache if you're not using Subversion client default settings, e.g.
store-auth-creds = noRather than write in...
1,477
Posted By cambridge
The trouble with using a FIFO is that's not going...
The trouble with using a FIFO is that's not going to support multiple clients attempting to contact the daemon simultaneously ...

Maybe I've just reached the limit of what is achievable in...
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Posted By cambridge
bash dropping SIGHUPs
I've written a daemon in bash, that waits for a HUP signal and then does some processing, before waiting for the next HUP. It goes something like this:
trap gothup=1 HUP
while :; do
gothup=0...
2,054
Posted By cambridge
How to write a UNIX man page
I realise that with GNU 'info' a lot of developers become, dare I say it, quite lazy when it comes to providing a well written man page - and some argue they're not needed at all. But I find, in the...
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Posted By cambridge
Amended with fix for >9 arguments
I've amended my original svn_wrapper script with a minor fix for handling greater than 9 arguments. Please find attached.

Best regards,
Mark Bannister.
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Posted By cambridge
A tab character is designed to help you produce...
A tab character is designed to help you produce tables using columns that are aligned with each other. If it always produced a fixed number of spaces it would be pretty pointless in aligning...
1,587
Posted By cambridge
Well, you could start with this, and modify...
Well, you could start with this, and modify accordingly:
#!/bin/ksh
badopt=0
current=
olddate=

while getopts c:o: opt
do
case $opt in
c) current="$OPTARG";;
o) ...
2,181
Posted By cambridge
Unfortunately both of Franklin's solutions do...
Unfortunately both of Franklin's solutions do rather make an assumption that there won't be any other chevrons on the line. These aren't ideal solutions.

I prefer the answer submitted by...
1,533
Posted By cambridge
That's because you need spaces between your...
That's because you need spaces between your square brackets and contents of the test. In the following example, the first test succeeds, the second test errors:
if [ 1 -eq 1 ]; then echo yes; fi...
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