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Re: [nv-l] Seed file entries can't be seen via Network Monitor Seed File

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Subject: Re: [nv-l] Seed file entries can't be seen via Network Monitor Seed File Editor
From: James Shanks <jshanks@us.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2003 12:43:13 -0500
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I haven't heard of this before, but if it is really not reading your seed file correctly, then you should report that to Support.  Otherwise it will never get fixed.

Lots of folks don't like the seed file editor, and I am one of those.   It's a port of the java editor from Windows, which was built there  because Windows developers think file comments and Notepad are not user-friendly.  I disagree but that's another story.

But it is java, which makes it slower on UNIX than good old vi.   And it is designed not to show the comments in the file that are there for other people to see who use another editor.  If you added your own comments, you won't see those either.   But it's biggest drawback in my book is that you have to expand all the categories to the left  to see them all, and then click on each one in turn to see what is there.  But nevertheless, it should show them all to you, no matter what order they are in.   But if any of them have an invalid syntax, those will be excluded without explanation.

Personally, I see no use for this tool on UNIX.  But if you want it, and it appears broken, then my advice is to call Support and give them your seed file.

James Shanks
Level 3 Support  for Tivoli NetView for UNIX and Windows
Tivoli Software / IBM Software Group

"Georg Gangl" <Georg.Gangl@brz.gv.at>
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12/04/2003 09:28 AM
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Hi  Group members,

We are running the UNIX version of NetView 7.1.3 with FixLevels
NVS(C)7130 and use a seed file called "host.seed" in "/etc" for network
discovery. The file was/is always edited according to the rules
described in /etc/hosts using the vi editor.
If I now try to open the file using the Network Monitor Seed File
Editor out of Server Setup I cannot see any of the thousands of entries
in the file. As a test I added some devices via the Editor which are
displayed afterwards.
Does that mean that I cannot use the Network Monitor Seed File Editor
for editing an existing seedfile or is there a chance to use it for
future changes ?
Thank you very much for any help.


Georg Gangl

Ing. Georg Gangl
Bundesrechenzentrum Ges.m.b.H.
Hintere Zollamtsstrasse 4
A-1033 Wien
Gruppe I-PS-NW Netzwerke
Tel.:  00 43 (1) 711 23 - 3891 DW
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