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Re: Password problem

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Subject: Re: Password problem
From: Oliver Bayerlein <oliver.bayerlein@DE.IBM.COM>
Date: Thu, 3 Jun 1999 12:37:07 +0200
Reply-to: Discussion of IBM NetView and POLYCENTER Manager on NetView <NV-L@UCSBVM.UCSB.EDU>
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Hi Jeanie,
as Simon explained before it is a problem of the web server. It creates a
lock so any other process with write access to the passwd file will be
I don't know if it is fixed in 5.1.1 but for 5.1 exists an e-fix IX83228
for it. Call support to get it.

Oliver Bayerlein

Date:    Tue, 1 Jun 1999 14:18:21 +0800
From:    Jeanie Cham <yccham@NCS.COM.SG>
Subject: Password problem

Hi all,

I installed Netview 5.1 (Framework 3.6) on AIX 4.3.2.  Netview is
running OK.  However, I've a strange problem with the AIX passwd
function after running Netview.

I'm able to change the OS password without any hassle, but once I start
Netview, I get "error connecting to passwd database".  Even if I exit
out of Netview, the problem remains, unless I restart the AIX CDE.  The
problem repeats after I start Netview.

I tried changing passwords using smitty, but to no avail.  Anybody
encountered such problem?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.


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