I to was surprised to see this happen when I upgraded to 7.1. This was
changed as a security precaution to prevent a malicious person from
inserting a command into the DataStream by sending a command in a trap.
This is a not a bug but behavior by design.
I was using batch files on our Windows 2000 system to parse data and open
tickets in our problem management system before the change. However, since
text processing is almost non-existent in the dos shell, I now use a VB
Script parser to test and format the data before passing it to the problem
AIX and Unix have powerful scripting tools which can do the same probably
more easily than VB Script in windows.
David Cavazos MCSE, MCDBA
Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corp.
From: reamd@Nationwide.com [mailto:reamd@Nationwide.com]
Sent: Monday, March 04, 2002 11:46 AM
Subject: [nv-l] After 6.03 patch install
I recently in stalled the 6.03 patch and have came across a
problem since the install.We currently have scripts defined to execute when
certain traps are received such as interface up.down traps, and SNMP
Collection threshold traps. Netview is configured to pass paramenters to
these scripts such as
/usr/local/nwi/scripts/ifthresh $1 $2 "$3" $4 $5. Prior to the patch, all
parameters passed through in clear text, included non alpha-numeric
characters. After the 6.0.3 upgrade patch was applied, all non
alpha-numeric characters are being preceded by a "\" character. For
example, if $1 is the resource name and it = "a-n-aa-drt01", then the
paramneter getting passed to the script is "a\-n\-aa\-drt01". This is
casuing problems in the scripts. Any Idea's?
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