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# 1  
Old 08-02-2002
Man access accross systems

HI,
Working with apps that run accross 8 AIX 4.3's
Lets call them A, B,C D-H.

Unfortunatly only one of them has the man pages installed, (A).
My Q, is there any way that an authorized user can login into either B, C or D-H, type man at command prompt and get connected to A to view its man pages.

Thnx
buRst
# 2  
Old 08-03-2002
say you have the man pages on host A. From host A, share or export the man pages across the network.

on the other systems, use the mount command to mount the man pages from host A to a mount point on the client. For example, in Solaris, on host A we would do the following:
# share /usr/share/man

then on the clients we would do the following:
# mount hostA:/usr/share/man /mount/point

this is assuming, of course, you have the appropriate IP address and hostname in your hosts files on all of the systems involved.

hope this helps. try the man page on "mount".

V/R
Michael
# 3  
Old 08-04-2002
For AIX i Know...If an apache server is running on the machine
where the man pages are installed ..You can configure the

path /usr/share/man/info/C/a_doc_lib/aixcmds/cmds[1-5] directories in the Apache..

On the other nodes(Client) simply export the following variables

DOCUMENT_SERVER_MACHINE_NAME=<IP of man pages>
DOCUMENT_SERVER_PORT=<port no of APACHE>

Then if you type "man ls" at the client machine

it first searches these two variables and gets the required man page

Good Luck

Ganti
# 4  
Old 08-04-2002
Small correction to my previous reply

you have to configure only

Virtual Physical
/doc_link /usr/share/man/info

Then clinet machine seraches the following path

for man ls

http://${DOCUMENT_SERVER_MACHINE_NAME}:${DOCUMENT_SERVER_PORT}/doc_link/en_US/a_doc_lib/cmds/aixcmds1/ls.htm

cheers
Ganti
# 5  
Old 08-05-2002
ThanK You... both for your valuable input.
buRst
 

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