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Service-Based Configuration and Unconfiguration of DCE Services

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000113244D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 58K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Walker, KW: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for configuring, unconfiguring, stopping, and restarting Distributed Computing Environment (DCE) services individually (as opposed to all at once). This method is useful for customers who want to configure and maintain DCE in a production-level environment.

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Service-Based Configuration and Unconfiguration of DCE Services

      Disclosed is a method for configuring, unconfiguring, stopping,
and restarting Distributed Computing Environment (DCE) services
individually (as opposed to all at once).  This method is useful for
customers who want to configure and maintain DCE in a
production-level environment.

      DCE, as it comes from the Open Software Foundation* (OSF*),
provides the following tools for configuring, unconfiguring,
stopping, and restarting the services it provides:

 Tool            Operation       Comments

 dce_config      Configuring     Each server can be configured
                                    individually, while all client
                                    services are configured at once.

 dce.clean       Stopping        All services are stopped at once.

 dce.rm          Unconfiguring   Configuration files and databases
                                    are removed, but DCE objects are
                                    not.  All services are
                                    unconfigured at once.

 rc.dce          (Re)starting    All services are started at once.

SOLUTION -  The solution implemented in IBM's AIX Distributed
Computing Environment Version 1.1 product is to replace two of OSF's
tools and alter the behavior of the other two.  The new and altered
tools we provide are:
   mkdce (replacing dce_config)

      Our mkdce command replaces OSF's dce_config as the DCE
configuration tool.  Its basic syntax is:
   mkdce [options]  services

      The list of possible services inclu...