November, 2009

  • Using Identity Management for UNIX effectively - Part I

    When using Identity Management for UNIX; we change active directory user password; we expect the related UNIX attributes to be changed promptly. There is couple of conditions that needs to be fulfilled. I am going to discuss all these in detail. To...
  • NIS Server snap-in throws WMI error

    When we try to open Server for NIS administration snap-in; a very common issue that is reported is getting an error message like: “A WMI error has occurred. Index was out of range. Must be non-negative and less than the size of the collection”...
  • Unlocking restricted ports for Windows NFS Client

    A very common way to restrict a normal user to pose as root In UNIX world is to restrict certain ports commonly known as “secure ports”. Generally a deamon runs and does port monitoring to ensure any attempt to access such secure ports by a normal user...
  • Making NFS volumes available to Windows Users

    Very frequently we come across requirement to mount a NFS share for users. A very general approach to mount the share as Administrator or to run the mount command wrapped up in a script. This way the mount works properly but the same mounted drive will...
  • What are the Windows equivalents for Unix commands?

    What are the Windows equivalents for Unix commands? Many a times in our day to day work we come across UNIX commands which we need to use on Windows. Same happen to me, I was working on one of the issue and I had to dig around to find the Windows equivalent...
  • RSH and RCP on Windows 2008

    RSH and RCP on Windows 2008 You may face issues while using RSH and RCP in Windows 2008. Analyzing the network trace will reveal that RSH has trim down the username while sending the query. As a result the RSH authentication fails. One workaround to...