C S S C    N E W S L E T T E R                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Vol 2  No 11                                              September 29, 1994   TABLE OF CONTENTS  1.0  Upgrade PAKS for Pathworks Client...information needed  2.0  PMDF problems clarified  3.0  Oracle 7 tip  4.0  CD copying services  5.0  COA Fall meeting  6.0  Calls received/answered by SCACAD, SCADM and SCSYS for August 1994  1.0  Upgrade PAKS for Pathworks Client...information needed              In order to upgrade your PAKs for Pathworks Client software, we need       the following information asap.  Please see that the appropriate       person (such as license manager or whomever uses getsoftware)       knows of this request.       We need from each member site the count of Pathworks licenses by       product (i.e., DOS, MAC, OS/2, etc).       When this information is compiled and delivered to Digital,       Pathworks Client upgrade PAKs will be provided to all member sites.   2.0  PMDF problems clarified       Those sites running PMDF having trouble sending or replying to SMTP        mail should check which SMTP image is installed.  You must replace       your TCP/IP software's SMTP server with PMDF's SMTP server.  See       chapter 14 in the PMDF System Manager's Guide for the specific       installation instructions for your TCP/IP software.        For example in TCPWARE do a NETCU> SHOW SERVICES        Protocol    Port Active Limit Connects Errors Image       --------    ---- ------ ----- -------- ------ -----       TCP         smtp      0  none        0      0 PMDF_EXE:PTCP_SLAVE.EXE       If you see PMDF as the image, then your SMTP server is up to date.       If you've recently installed any TCP/IP software, you may have over-       written the existing server definition.  For example, the image you       should be running under DEC TCP/IP Services (UCX) is PMDF_EXE:UTCP_       SLAVE.EXE which is fired up by PMDF_COM:UTCP_SLAVE.COM.       Failure to replace the SMTP server with PMDF's server will lead        to bounced BITNET, LISTSERV and other Internet mail due to "unknown       node" and other similar errors.  This is due to the fact that any       SMTP server other than PMDF's will bypass the PMDF mailer and not       give access to PMDF's internal routing tables.       The SMTP% mail prefix will no longer be valid.  Those sites wishing       to keep the SMTP% mail prefix valid for replyability should add the       following system logicals, usually defined by JANSITECOMMON.COM.       $ define/system/exec/nolog mail$protocol_smtp PMDF_MAILSHR       $ define/system/exec/nolog mail$protocol__smtp PMDF_MAILSHR         3.0  Oracle 7 tip       If you try to create a trace file in Oracle 7 (either AXP or VAX),       the file will appear to be empty.  The real problem is that the       ORACLE user created the file with permissions of [R,RWD,D,D].  This       makes the contents of the file invisible to everyone except SYSTEM       and ORACLE.  To remedy the problem, you must add the following line       (which is an undocumented feature) to your init.ora file:       _trace_files_public=true       With the above line in place, everyone should have access to the       trace file whose destination is dependent on USER_DUMP_DEST.       Under Oracle 6, it created the file so evryone was able to use it.  4.0  CD copying services       Does anyone know of any reasonably priced CD copying service that       the Support Center can utilize.  Since savesets aren't available on       the Alpha machine, we are looking into ways to get the CDs out to       all CSSC member sites.  One of our options is to copy them through a       service but only if the price is right.  We would like to get an       exact bit by bit copy made.  Email SCACAD if you have any       suggestions.         5.0  COA Fall meeting       Rumor has it that the Fall COA will be held either the 14-15 or       15-16 in either Syracuse or Utica.  Now if we can nail down the       month from the rumor mill we'll be all set.  (November)  6.0  Calls received/answered by SCACAD, SCADM and SCSYS for August 1994                                                                               Vendor supplied answers                         SCACAD   14          6                         SCADM    129         3                         SCSYS   (count not available)                                                                                     Editor:  Betty Spencer                                                                                                 SCACAD@SNYBSCVA

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