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[McIDAS #CKA-730646]: Cannot contact server



Hi Heather,

re:
> Now that I have gotten the ADDE server setup on our machines, my manager
> want access to all the NEXRAD products. When I do a dsinfo.k I RTNEXRAD, I
> only see 16 products:

I found a problem with the 'mcadde' user on on npxcd:

$ grep mcadde /etc/passwd
mcadde:x:506:506::/home/mcadde:/bin/bash

As I noted in a previous email, the HOME directory for the user 'mcadde'
must be the same as for 'mcidas', AND the shell for 'mcadde' should be
nothing.  The /etc/passwd entry for 'mcadde' on npxcd should be:

mcadde:x:506:506::/home/mcidas:/sbin/nologin

I would make the change for you so I could test things after the change,
but I do not have 'root' privilege, so I can not modify the password file.

Also, the ADDE xinet configuration file will need to be changed to
match the modification for 'mcadde'.  It will need to look like the
following:

#mcidas (port 112)
service mcidas
{
        flags           = REUSE
        socket_type     = stream
        protocol        = tcp
        wait            = no
        user            = mcadde
        port            = 112
        server          = /home/mcidas/bin/mcservsh
        server_args     = -H /home/mcidas
}

Please let me know as soon as the changes have been made so I can
test.

Cheers,

Tom
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Ticket Details
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Ticket ID: CKA-730646
Department: Support McIDAS
Priority: Normal
Status: Closed


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