Create a basic PMDF configuration file and alias file on UNIX.
pmdf configure product-or-component-name
Must have superuser privileges in order to use this utility. This utility is not available on NT; on NT, use the web-based configuration utility.
product-or-component-nameThe product name, i.e.,
xgs, or component name, i.e.,
pmdf configureis an interactive command line utility for creating basic PMDF configuration files. Note that there is also a newer, web-based configuration utility for generating PMDF-MTA (including mailbox servers), PMDF-LAN, and PMDF-XGS configurations; see the PMDF Installation Guide for additional details.
Most fundamentally, it is used to generate a basic PMDF configuration file, alias file, mappings file, and security configuration file, usually
/pmdf/table/security.cnf, respectively. The utility prompts for answers to questions regarding a site's node names and network connectivity, and then creates the basic files in accord with the answers to those questions.
The utility is also used to configure optional PMDF layered products, and to configure various PMDF components.
This utility is usually run when PMDF is first installed. It may also be convenient to run this utility, rather than manually editing the PMDF configuration file, after changes in a site's network configuration, such as the addition or removal of nodes, or a change in the status of a site's access to a larger network. Although by default this utility writes "live" files, overwriting any existing configuration and alias file, different file names may be specified, which can be useful for comparison or testing purposes. Note that since this utility does not take into account any pre-existing configuration file and alias file, any manual changes made to such files must be re-entered into the new files.
For a complete description and examples of using this utility to create configuration files for PMDF products, see the PMDF Installation Guide. For a description of using this utility to create a PMDF Service Dispatcher configuration file, see Chapter 11. For a description of using this utility to configure the PMDF POP3 and IMAP servers, see Chapter 13.