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dnetnml - DECnet Network Management Listener

DNETNML(8) System Manager's Manual DNETNML(8)

NAME

dnetnml - DECnet Network Management Listener

SYNOPSIS

dnetnml [options]
 
Options:
 
[-dVh]

DESCRIPTION

dnetnml is a daemon that serves incoming management requests from remote systems, usually NCP in the case of VMS and RSX. It is recommended that the daemon be run from dnetd by adding the following line to /etc/dnetd.conf:
 
NML 19 N nobody dnetnml
 
 
 
Currently it only serves a subset of information requests. These are (in NCP terms):
 
SHOW KNOWN NODES
 
SHOW ADJACENT NODES
 
SHOW EXEC CHAR
 
SHOW KNOWN OBJECTS
 
SHOW KNOWN LINKS
 
 
Note that for SHOW KNOWN OBJECTS to work, /etc/dnetd.conf needs to be readable by the daemon user (usually 'nobody') or it will return a Privilege Violation. There is no sensitive data in this file so it's quite OK to set the permissions to 0644. Though this is not the default.

OPTIONS

-d
Don't fork and run the background. Use this for debugging.
-v
Verbose. The more of these there are the more verbose dnetnml will be. Don't use more than one for normal operation because it will seriously impair performance.
-h -?
Displays help for using the command.
-V
Show the version of dnetnml.

BUGS

Probably lots, particularly as some of the functions are undocumented and I've had to reverse-engineer them. SHOW KNOWN LINKS doesn't show quite the same information as VMS does. dnetnml relies on the information it can get from /proc/net/decnet so it can't show load PIDs or processes unfortunately.

SEE ALSO

dnetd(8), dnetd.conf(5)
September 5 2008 DECnet utilities