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Edited by John Burke
I understand that
doing ABORTJOB on the Apache job is a bad thing. How should I stop
the Apache job?
Ted Ashton and
Donna Garverick reply:
Use this command:
-c kill `cat /APACHEFW/PUB/logs/httpd.pid`
the Apache job creates the file httpd.pid, which simply contains the
PID for the Apache root process.]
Ive got a
9x7 system in production thats going to be exchanged with/for a
9x8. The current system has a DTC connected to it and the new box
needs that information added to it. While I realize that I could
painfully (risking numerous errors) type everything in by hand, I was
wondering if there is a better way? The current system is running 5.5
and the replacement box is running 6.5.
John Burke, Denis
St-Amand and Bill Titus reply:
(or restore) nmconfig.pub.sys from the old system (you may want to
rename it while working on it), run nmmgrver on it to
convert to 6.5 format and then change any other
information particular to the 9x8 (NIC path, nodename, etc). Use this
to replace nmconfig on your 9x8. This will preserve all your DTC
We had to restore
several of the standard MPE POSIX directories and files, such as the
POSIX directories under /BIND. The restore was done with
;CREATE=PATH. This appears to have created the POSIX
directories (paths) with default permissions. This appears to be
wrong. Is there a way to get the Posix directories distributed with
MPE back to their correct permissions without messing up everything
else? This is MPE 6.0 PP2.
Goetz Neumann replies:
MPEKBRC00002551 shows how you can do that based on the
tar container which is on your OS releases FOS
How do I delete a
Sign on as the creator of
the database in the group where the database resides. Then use the
PURGE command of DBUTIL.PUB.SYS.
How do I set up
anonymous FTP on my HP 3000?
Jerome Leproux and James Hofmeister reply:
the MPE/iX 6.0 Communicator or the latest version of Installing and
Managing HP ARPA File Transfer, both of which should be available at
docs.hp.com for the full explanation. Basically it just involves
creating an FTPGUEST account with a user named USER. The anonymous
FTP user is prevented from using the site command or accessing
anything outside the /FTPGUEST/PUB directory path.
Is 3000 support
for the VA7400 is out yet, or planned for release?
Donna Garverick replies:
As far as I
know, VA7400s will never be supported for MPE. The VA7100 is
supported once youre running MPE/iX 7.0 using a scsi-to-fibre
router. [Editors Note: HPs Steve Macsisak added that
MPE/iX 7.5 would support native fibre connections to the VA7100, but
did not supply any speculation as to eventual support for the
familiar with the HP 3000 at all. Im the network manager. But
Id like to start monitoring a HP 3000 with SNMP for things like
CPU utilized, jobs running or whatever other cool stat I can SNMP
grab from this box. The problem I have is I cant find the MIBs
for it anywhere on HPs site.
Andreas Schmidt replies:
First of all,
I do not recommend the use of SNMP on the HP e3000, for performance
but also security reasons. SNMP is not the securest protocol, as you
are some hints:
In the group
NET.SYS you will find the SNMPUDC. This should be set in any case for
MANAGER.SYS or on system level.
set this, a SNMPCONTROL STATUS will show you the status of the SNMP
SNMPCONTROL START / STOP are self-explaining.
MIBs specific for MPE can be found in the document HP SNMP/XL
Users Guide which is available on the HP Instant
Information CD but also on www.docs.hp.com.
see Andreas posting in the 3000-L archives for an example
command file to check the current MIstate and get the current CPU
Elizabeth Thayer adds:
The MIBS are
also in the file MPEIXMIB.NET.SYS and that there is a recent security
patch for SNMP.
I am puzzled! I
have six jobs that always run simultaneously with each other, though
thats not a requirement. I run them every six weeks. Running
together they finish in about 20 minutes. Yesterday they never
finished. Glance says other IO as a wait state, and no
Ken Hirsch replies
(the questioner later confirmed this was correct):
I bet that
you are doing something like ECHO Done >>*X (Where X is a
message file that is full.)
Is it possible to
download a PowerPatch tape from the ITRC?
Mark Bixby replies:
In a word,
no. However, my patchman script essentially allows you to
do this, i.e. download all available patches that you dont
Pick it up at www.bixby.org/ftp/pub/mpe/patchman-2.2.sh
Be sure to
upload this to your e3000 as a Posix bytestream file, using the
:XEQ SH.HPBIN.SYS -L
-d -e firstname.lastname@example.org
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