NFS/DFS Authenticating Gateway Guide and Reference


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Preface

The IBM DFS for AIX NFS/DFS Authenticating Gateway Guide and Reference contains guide and reference information about the NFS/DFS Authenticating Gateway for AIX, which provides authenticated access to the DFS filespace to clients of the Network File System (NFS), by associating an NFS request with an authenticated DCE principal.


Audience

This guide and reference is intended for DFS users or administrators who need to know how to provide authenticated access to the DFS filespace for NFS clients. This book assumes that you have a working knowledge of DCE and its requirements.


Applicability

This revision applies to IBM(R) DFS for AIX, Version 3.1. See your software license for details.


Purpose

The purpose of this book is to provide information about:


Document Organization

The IBM DFS for AIX NFS/DFS Authenticating Gateway Guide and Reference is divided into the following chapters:


Related Documents

For information about DCE in general, and DCE administration for AIX in particular, refer to the following documents:

For information about DFS administration and commands, refer to the following documents:


Typographic and Keying Conventions

This guide uses the following typographic conventions:

Bold
Bold words or characters represent system elements that you must use literally, such as commands, options, and pathnames.

Italic
Italic words or characters represent variable values that you must supply. Italic type is also used to introduce a new DCE term.

Constant width
Examples and information that the system displays appear in constant width typeface.

[ ]
Brackets enclose optional items in format and syntax descriptions.

{ }
Braces enclose a list from which you must choose an item in format and syntax descriptions.

 | 
A vertical bar separates items in a list of choices.

< >
Angle brackets enclose the name of a key on the keyboard.

...
Horizontal ellipsis points indicate that you can repeat the preceding item one or more times.

dcelocal
The OSF directory dcelocal in this document equates to the AIX directory /opt/dcelocal.

This guide uses the following keying conventions:

<Ctrl- x> or ^x
The notation <Ctrl- x> or ^x followed by the name of a key indicates a control character sequence. For example, <Ctrl-C> means that you hold down the control key while pressing <C>.

<Return>
The notation <Return> refers to the key on your terminal or workstation that is labeled with the word Return or Enter, or with a left arrow.

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