dncopynodes - copy a list of nodes from a remote DEC system
dncopynodes <nodename> [ldif-dn]
This program will generate a decnet.conf file by contacting a remote DECnet host
(running VMS or RSX-11 probably) and doing the equivalent of "NCP COPY
KNOWN NODES". The resulting file can be copied over the existing
decnet.conf file if you like.
You do need a fully-functioning DECnet system before using this command but you
don't need any nodes other than the executor defined in decnet.conf.
will copy the executor information already there into the
The program copies its output to standard output. It is strongly recommended
that you review it before replacing an existing /etc/decnet.conf file.
The node name can also be a node address if you don't have any nodes defined in
your existing decnet.conf.
DO NOT attempt to redirect the output of dncopynodes
/etc/decnet.conf. It will fail and destroy your existing configuration file!
Send it to a temporary file and then copy it (see EXAMPLES)
can also create an LDIF file suitable for importing into an
LDAP database. With dnprogs 2.48 or later, DECnet programs can quiry this for
node address information.
# dncopynodes 3.34 > /tmp/decnet.conf
# dncopynodes 3.34 dc=example,dc=com > /tmp/decnet.ldif
# mv /tmp/decnet.conf /etc