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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       advfsd  -  Starts the AdvFS graphical user interface (GUI)

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]


DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       The AdvFS daemon, advfsd, is a  process  required  by  the
       AdvFS GUI (dtadvfs). The

       advfsd  daemon issues commands and obtains system information
 on  behalf of the AdvFS GUI.

       The /usr/var/advfs/daemon/socket/hosts.allow file contains
       a  list of all hosts on which the advfsd daemon will allow
       the AdvFS GUI to run. This file can be edited  to  add  or
       remove  hosts. Each  host name must be on a separate line.
       For example:




       The /usr/var/advfs/daemon/socket/gui.passwd file,  if   it
       exists, is used by advfsd to force a dtadvfs user to enter
       a unique password when attempting to connect to the  host.
       The  first  line  of  this  file  is  the  unique password
       required by the GUI.  For example:


       For security reasons, do not use the password of the  root
       user  or any  other user; make up a unique name and do not
       encrypt it.

       The advfsd daemon allows Simple Network Management  Protocol
  (SNMP) clients such as NetView or Performance Manager
       (PM) to  request   AdvFS  file  system  information.  SNMP
       clients cannot issue system configuration  commands to the
       advfsd daemon.

       The advfsd daemon is automatically started at boot   time.
       Under  normal  conditions, this daemon does not need to be
       run manually.

       If you do not want to have  the  daemon  started  at  boot
       time, move the /sbin/rc3.d/s53advfsd file from its default
       location to another  directory and run it from that directory.
   Whenever you want to run the daemon  at boot time,
       move the s53advfsd file back to the /sbin/rc3.d directory.

       The  daemon (called an agent in the dtadvfs GUI interface)
       employs  a  file,  /usr/var/advfs/daemon/disks.ignore,  in
       which  you  can  place  the names of disks that the daemon
       will ignore when it gathers  information  about  disks  on
       the  system.   If  you  use the disks.ignore file, you can
       improve the performance of the dtadvfs GUI.

       Each line in the disks.ignore file contains the name  of a
       disk (with no directory partition letter) to be ignored by
       the  daemon.    For   example,   to   cause    the   disks
       /dev/disk/dsk3d  and  /dev/disk/dsk2g to be ignored, enter
       the following names on separate  lines in the file:



       You cannot ignore an LSM volume by including the LSM  volume
 name in the disks.ignore file; you must list the disks
       from which the LSM volume is built. To ignore  a  complete
       disk group, you must list all the disks in it. Because all
       partitions on the listed disks will be ignored, unexpected
       results  may  occur  if a disk has partitions belonging to
       more than one disk group.

       The disks.ignore file is processed each time the disks are
       checked.  This  means  that  if  a  disk  fails or becomes
       unavailable, you can add the disk name to the disks.ignore
       file  and  the  daemon  will  ignore  it. Once the disk is
       available, remove the entry from the  file.  There  is  no
       need to stop the daemon.

       For more information, see the GUI interface reference page
       , dtadvfs(8).

RESTRICTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]

       Only one advfsd daemon can be running on a  system   at  a
       given  time. If a second advfsd daemon attempts to  start,
       it will fail.

       You must be the root user to use this utility and you must
       register the Advanced File System Utilities license.

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

       The  script  that  starts the advfsd daemon  at boot time.
       The advfsd message catalog.  The SNMP data files.  The  sh
       scripts  used  by  the  daemon  to execute  commands.  The
       advfsd daemon executable.  The advfsd daemon  message  log
       file. Remove  or copy this log to another location periodically
 to prevent the log from  becoming too  large.   The
       security  file  that  lists  all  hosts with permission to
       connect to the advfsd daemon with the AdvFS GUI (dtadvfs).
       The  advfsd  password file.  The file that lists all disks
       for the advfsd daemon to ignore when collecting statistics
       about resources.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       advfs(4), dtadvfs(8)

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