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ctadmn - Server Administrator Utility

The FairCom Server Administrator Utility, ctadmn, is used by an Administrator to manage general server operations including configuring users, groups and files. It can also be used to monitor the users logged on to the FairCom Server and to disconnect any user from the c-FairCom Server.

To use this utility, do the following (which may vary between environments, depending on user-interface specifics):

  1. Start running the program, ctadmn, as any other program in the environment.
  2. Enter an ADMIN group User ID. Initially, only ADMIN will exist until you create others.
  3. Supply the current password for the User ID given.

    Note: If this is the first time ctadmn has been run and the password for the User ID ADMIN is still ADMIN, change it before leaving ctadmn to ensure secure access to this program in the future. You can also change your password using ctpass (see Controlling FairCom Server Access).

  4. You will be prompted for the (optional) file password for the file FAIRCOM.FCS. We recommend you do NOT give this file a password since you should already be the only one who can run this utility. To confirm the absence of a password, press the return key.
  5. In response to the next prompt, supply the current name for the FairCom Server and press enter. If the FairCom Server name has not been changed (see Basic Keywords for details on SERVER_NAME), simply press Enter to use the default name.

Authentication File - This utility supports the use of an encrypted password file. Encrypted password files keep user IDs and passwords from plain view when the utility is used within a script file. They are created with the ctcmdset utility. The plain text form of the file should be:

; User Id
; User Password
PASSWD <pass>

Use the -1 option to specify the name of the encrypted file. Use the -a option to specify the encrypted file name.


After finishing these steps, the main menus for the FairCom Server Administrator Utility will be displayed, allowing access to the following groups of operations:

1. User Operations

2. Group Definitions

3. File Security

4. Monitor Clients

5. Server Information (IOPERFORMANCE)

6. Server Configuration (SystemConfiguration)

7. Stop Server

8. Quiesce the Server

9. Monitor Server Activity

10. Change Server Settings

The following sections detail the areas controlled by the Administrator Utility. The steps necessary for each operation may vary slightly in different environments.

Note: While using the Administration Utility, press the question mark key (‘?’) at any prompt to access Help.