DFS Configuration Guide v4.2


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Intended Audience

This guide is intended for experienced system and network administrators responsible for configuring network services. Administrators should have knowledge of Distributed Computing Environment (DCE) concepts as defined by the Open Software Foundation (OSF); this manual is neither a DCE nor a DFS tutorial.

This guide also assumes that the supported operating systems and the DFS subsets have been installed.

Overview of this Guide

The Gradient® DFS for Tru64™ UNIX® Configuration Guide describes how to configure the DCE Distributed File Service (DFS).

Gradient DFS consists of the basic DFS server and client. However, NetCrusader/DCE DFS servers and clients can operate in a cell with third-party enhanced DFS servers, basic DFS servers, and clients.

The guide provides users of the DCE and DFS with supplemental information necessary to use Gradient DFS and is intended to be used with the documents listed under Related Documentation .

NOTE: The products named Gradient DFS (formerly NetCrusader/DCE) v3.1 (and higher), Digital DCE v3.1, and Compaq DCE v3.1 provide essentially the same features. Although other company names may be referenced within this document (Digital, Compaq, or Gradient Technologies), this DCE product is now produced and supported by Entegrity Solutions® Corporation.


The following conventions are used in this guide:


and lowercase

The operating system differentiates between lowercase and uppercase characters. Literal strings that appear in text, examples, syntax descriptions, and function definitions must be typed exactly as shown.


Boldface type in interactive examples indicates typed user input.In general text reference, bold indicates file names and commands.


Italic type indicates variable values, placeholders, and function argument names.

special type

Indicates system output in interactive and code examples.


The default user prompt is your system name followed by a right angle bracket (>). In this manual, a percent sign (%) is used to represent this prompt.


A number sign (#) represents the superuser prompt.


This symbol indicates that you hold down the Ctrl key while pressing the key or mouse button that follows the slash.


Refers to the key on your terminal or workstation that is labeled with Return or Enter.

Related Documentation

The following documents are available in HTML and Acrobat format on the Entegrity software CD:

The following OSF DCE Release 1.2.2 technical documentation is provided on the Entegrity software CD in PDF format:

Contacting Entegrity Solutions

See the contact information on our web site: http://www.entegrity.com/corporate/offices.shtml

Obtaining Technical Support

If you purchased your Gradient DFS product directly from Entegrity Solutions Corporation or Gradient Technologies, Inc. you are entitled to 30 days of limited technical support beginning on the day the product is expected to arrive.

You may also purchase a support plan that entitles you to additional services. You must register prior to receiving this support. For details, refer to the customer support information package that accompanied your shipment or refer to the Technical Support area of http://support.entegrity.com. The web site also contains online forms for easy registration.

If you purchased Gradient DFS from a reseller, please contact the reseller for information on obtaining technical support.

Obtaining Additional Technical Information

Contact Address Phone/Fax/Email
The Open Group™

    Developer of DCE (Distributed Computing Architecture) software and standards.

The Open Group™
29B Montvale Ave
Woburn MA 01801
U. S. A.
Tel: +1 781-376-8200
Fax: +1 781-376-9358

Obtaining Additional Documentation

All documentation for your NetCrusader product is provided in electronic format on the same CD on which the product ships. See the product CD for information on accessing this documentation.

Documentation for all of Entegrity's products is available at http://support.entegrity.com. Enter the Support Web area and click the Documentation link.

We are always trying to improve our documentation. If you notice any inaccuracies or cannot find information, please send email to docs@entegrity.com. We welcome any comments or suggestions.

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