FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


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Questions of general interest asked by customers are occasionally added to this document. They are in no particular order. There is no index yet. Please browse this entire document, because you will find many useful hints.

MAIL DELIVERY ON BOLERO WHEN WALTZ IS DOWN

Q. Why does my incoming mail not get delivered when waltz.rahul.net is down? Since mail is received on bolero.rahul.net, and my incoming mailbox resides on bolero.rahul.net, why doesn't it get delivered independently of the status of waltz.rahul.net?

A. Your home directory is on waltz.rahul.net. The mail delivery software must wait until your home directory is available, so it can check for the existence of any .forward file. Also, if nojunk filtering is enabled for you, the mail software also needs to check for a .nojunk.patterns file.

FTP USER DISPLAY

Q. Is there a command that an ordinary user can invoke to see who is logged in to ftpd? I would like to be able to determine at a particular instant whether anyone has one of my ftp directories as their current working directory.

A. The command 'sps -a | more' on tango.rahul.net or your direct domain's ftp host will show you (via the general process display) who is logged in for ftp from which machines and as which user, and what command is being processed. But there is no way of knowing their current directory. Also note that they can download a file by full pathname independently of their current directory.

BIFF WHEN NOT ON BOLERO

Q. How can we make the 'biff' command work when not logged in on bolero.rahul.net?

A. It works only if you are logged in on bolero.rahul.net. You may first log into bolero.rahul.net, then rlogin or telnet to any other machine for your work. This will allow biff to work normally.


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