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Intended Audience

The audience for this guide includes the following:

Overview of this Guide

The Gradient® DCE for Tru64 UNIX® Reference Guide provides users of Gradient DCE with reference information necessary to use Gradient DCE on Tru64 UNIX Version 5.0a systems. This guide should be used with the documents listed under Related Documentation .

Gradient DCE for Tru64 UNIX v4.0 is a layered product on the Tru64 UNIX Version 5.0, 5.0a, and 5.1operating systems. It is a compatible upgrade of DCE for Tru64 UNIX Version 3.0.. It consists of a full DCE implementation as defined by The Open Group (TOG). This software includes these components:

NOTE: The products named Gradient DCE for Tru64 UNIX v3.1 (and higher), Digital DCE v3.1, and Compaq DCE v3.1 provide essentially the same features; however, only Gradient DCE for Tru64 UNIX functions on the Tru64 UNIX v5.0a operating system. 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:

Obtaining Technical Support

If you purchased your NetCrusader™ 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 The web site also contains online forms for easy registration.

If you purchased NetCrusader 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 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 We welcome any comments or suggestions.

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