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Re: Netview startup

To: nv-l@lists.tivoli.com
Subject: Re: Netview startup
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 1999 16:48:25 -0400
Reply-to: Discussion of IBM NetView and POLYCENTER Manager on NetView <NV-L@UCSBVM.UCSB.EDU>
Sender: Discussion of IBM NetView and POLYCENTER Manager on NetView <NV-L@UCSBVM.UCSB.EDU>
  I did remove security and "telinit 4" executed my script, then I rebooted, 
but, my login prompt came up on my console. Is it possible to auto login the 
console(lft) using /usr/bin/su - <userid> -c "netview&"?
My inittab entry is "autolog:4:wait:/usr/local/bin/autolog.ksh 2>&1 | alog 
>/dev/console" It is the last entry in inittab.

>>> James Shanks <James_Shanks@TIVOLI.COM> 04/28 11:44 AM >>>
If security is off because you really aren't using NetView secuirty, then
you can just drop the nvauth from the command.
Try issuing this instead:

/usr/bin/su - <userid> -c "netview&"

James Shanks
Tivoli (NetView for UNIX) L3 Support

Gil Irizarry <IRIZARRG@LABS.WYETH.COM> on 04/28/99 11:35:03 AM

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Subject:  Re: Netview startup

  I am able to execute the script from the command line OK, however, I have
put it in inittab and after rebooting it does not autolog the user id onto
the console. I issued the telinit 4 ( where 4 is the run level in unittab
for my script) and it is generating  a message "security is off".  What do
you recommend?
The reason I want this, is so after my backup & reboot on Sundays at 1: AM,
the browser would be available to the techs dialing in from home.
Gil Irizarry

>>> Vladimir Petr <petr@DATASYS.CZ> 04/28 6:01 AM >>>
"De Beer, Michael" wrote:
> Thanx Petr
> The OS I'm running is AIX4.2.1 & Netview 5.1 & what we are trying to do
> is
> get a particular map up on the box, under root user, so that when the
> web-server comes up, as I understand it, this will be the first map it
> grabs. We tried to find a rc.local file on the system but had no luck
> (should we be looking for something else ? ).
> Regards Mike
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vladimir Petr [mailto:petr@DATASYS.CZ] 
> Sent: Monday, April 26, 1999 12:11 PM
> To: NV-L@UCSBVM.ucsb.edu 
> Subject: Re: Netview startup
> "De Beer, Michael" wrote:
> >
> > Hi
> >
> > Is it possible to start a netview map i.e.. default map at boot-up
> time,
> > with root user on the console, without root actually signing on the
> > console,
> > in other words, when the box comes up after a re-boot, it bypasses the
> > GUI
> > login screen and automatically starts the root map GUI. Any help would
> > be
> > appreciated.
> >
> > regards
> >
> > Michael de Beer
> > Network Management Analyst
> > +2711 889-4610 (work)
> > +2711 889-5293/4355 (fax)
> > +2782 338 2080 (mobile)
> Hello, Michael;
> I hope you know what you are trying to do, for this might compromise
> security at
> your site.
> For instance, add the following to your rc.local startup file (not sure
> which
> platform you are running NV on):
> /usr/bin/su - <userid> -c "nvauth -login <nv_userid> <nv_groupid> \
> <password>; netview&"
> This assumes you have security turned on and NV daemons running. Also,
> the
> user
> environment must be set in the .profile file. Otherwise, use full paths
> to
> the
> binaries.
> For password, better not to enter it in the script but rather read it
> from a
> file (readable only by its owner) through
> $(/usr/bin/cat <password_file>)
> or redirect STDIN from the file.
> You can set the map to open through the netview command or let the
> default
> map
> for that user show up. See manual for netview and su for options. :-)
> HTH,
> Best regards,
> Vladimir.
> --
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> ----
> --
> "The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne." Chaucer.

Hello, Mike;
As far as I know rc.local is not created by OS installation. It is created
if there is a need to start some processes at boot time (it can be named
howsoever you want). Ususally, it's placed in /etc. After you have this
you must modify /etc/inittab to execute it.

However, as I realized later, there must be a user logged in to the box in
for ovw to start up. Otherwise, there will be dtlogin window and ovw will
no display and no environment. And as you know, Unix does not read password
redirected STDIN.

So the simplest way is to add that command I mentioned in the previous
to the selected user's .kshrc/.profile file so that when this particular
logs in the command will be executed and ovw shows up the map you desire.
If you
want this user to be root, add the command to his/her $HOME/.kshrc. You can
the netview command under any userid you want by means of su.

Hope this helps,
Best regards,
"The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne." Chaucer.

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