advfsd - Starts the AdvFS graphical user interface (GUI)
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.
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
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
The advfsd daemon is automatically started at boot time.
Under normal conditions, this daemon does not need to be
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
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.
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
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