April, 2010

  • Filename character translation

    Recently we got a case were File character translation was not working on customer’s environment. On troubleshooting we found that the entries in the translation file were incorrect: The correct entry is ‘ 0x00 0x3a : 0x00 0x2D’ but customer had...
  • Client for NFS on Windows 2008 R2 and Security options

    On Windows 2008 R2; Client for NFS will behave differently depending on the options selected on the Security page of it. Default installation leaves all three options checked. With UNIX systems that can negotiate for Kerberos authentication; selecting...
  • Steps to configure a Syslog server in Interix / SUA

    Following steps will help you in configuring syslog in Windows using Interix or SUA. 1) By default syslog services are disabled. It is vulnerable to exploits and hence these are not enabled. However for troubleshooting purpose we can start syslog services...
  • Unable to access NFS shares from Windows 2008 NFS client

    We recently got a case where customer was trying to access NFS share hosted on Unix machine from Windows 2008. Issue was isolated to this windows 2008 client only. We tried accessing the share from Windows client with the following options: · Mount...
  • Steps to configure Password Sync With NIS ( Windows -> Unix)

    1. Make your Windows box a Domain controller. Install "Identity Management for UNIX" (Server for NIS and password Sync). To install this component user needs to be a part of Schema admin/ domain admin and enterprise admin group. 2. Reboot the box ...
  • Windows Telnet is not working

    I was working on an issue where users were unable to telnet to a Unix server from the Windows box. Customer was using the default telnet service which comes with Windows 2003. He was getting the following error when trying to connect: “ Failure in...