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advfsd(8)							    advfsd(8)


  advfsd - Starts the AdvFS graphical user interface (GUI) daemon




  The AdvFS daemon, advfsd, is a  process required by the AdvFS	GUI
  (dtadvfs). The  advfsd daemon	issues commands	and obtains system informa-
  tion on  behalf of the AdvFS GUI.

  The /usr/var/advfs/daemon/socket/hosts.allow file contains a list of all
  hosts	on which the advfsd daemon will	allow  the AdvFS GUI to	run. This
  file can be edited to	add or remove hosts. Each  host	name must be on	a
  separate line.  For example:




  The /usr/var/advfs/daemon/socket/gui.passwd file, if	it exists, is used by
  advfsd to force a dtadvfs  user to enter a unique password when attempting
  to connect to	the  host. The first line of this file is the unique password
  required by the GUI.	For example:


  For security reasons,	do not use the password	of the root user or any
  other	user; make up a	unique name and	do not encrypt it.

  The advfsd daemon allows Simple Network Management  Protocol (SNMP) clients
  such as NetView or Performance Manager (PM) to request  AdvFS	file system
  information. SNMP clients cannot issue system	configuration  commands	to
  the advfsd daemon.

  The advfsd daemon is automatically started at	boot  time.  Under normal
  conditions, this daemon does not need	to be run manually.

  If you do not	want to	have the daemon	started	at boot	time, move the
  /sbin/rc3.d/s53advfsd	file from its default location to another  directory
  and run it from that directory.  Whenever you	want to	run the	daemon	at
  boot time, move the s53advfsd	file back to the /sbin/rc3.d directory.

  The daemon (called an	agent in the dtadvfs GUI interface) employs a file,
  /usr/var/advfs/daemon/disks.ignore, in which you can place the names of
  disks	that the daemon	will ignore when it gathers  information about disks
  on the system.  If you use the disks.ignore  file, you can improve the per-
  formance of the dtadvfs  GUI.

  Each line in the disks.ignore	file contains the name	of a disk (with	no
  directory partition letter) to be ignored by the daemon.  For	example, to
  cause	 the disks /dev/disk/dsk3d and /dev/disk/dsk2g	to be ignored, enter
  the following	names on separate  lines in the	file:



  You cannot ignore an LSM volume by including the LSM volume name in the
  disks.ignore file; you must list the disks from which	the LSM	volume is
  built. To ignore a complete disk group, you must list	all the	disks in it.
  Because all partitions on the	listed disks will be ignored, unexpected
  results may occur if a disk has partitions belonging to more than one	disk

  The disks.ignore file	is processed each time the disks are checked. This
  means	that if	a disk fails or	becomes	unavailable, you can add the disk
  name to the disks.ignore file	and the	daemon will ignore it. Once the	disk
  is available,	remove the entry from the file.	There is no need to stop the

  For more information,	see the	GUI interface reference	page , dtadvfs(8).


  Only one advfsd daemon can be	running	on a system  at	a given	time. If a
  second advfsd	daemon attempts	to  start, it will fail.

  You must be the root user to use this	utility	and you	must register the
  Advanced File	System Utilities license.


      The script that starts the advfsd	daemon	at boot	time.

      The advfsd message catalog.

      The SNMP data files.

      The sh scripts used by the daemon	to execute  commands.

      The advfsd daemon	executable.

      The advfsd daemon	message	log file. Remove  or copy this log to another
      location periodically to prevent the log from  becoming too large.

      The security file	that lists all hosts with permission to	 connect to
      the advfsd daemon	with the AdvFS GUI (dtadvfs).

      The advfsd password file.

      The file that lists all disks for	the advfsd daemon to ignore when col-
      lecting statistics about resources.


  advfs(4), dtadvfs(8)