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[McIDAS #CKA-730646]: Cannot contact server

Hi Heather,

> 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

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:


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

#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


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

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