The other day someone called me about removing hard drives previously added to the kernel configuration.. my mind went blank. I said that I knew it was "mkdev dot-something" and told him to look in /usr/lib/mkdev with "lc -a". I was too busy to look there myself (and didn't have easy access to a SCO box right then anyway) but told him to look through the "." files to see if something looked right. I also told him that it could be done manually and quickly referred him to http://wdb1.sco.com/kb/showta?taid=105052 and hastily said "You need to take the stuff out of mscsi, remove the device files.."
- Another SCO 5.0.7 crash tests my memory - it was taxing, but we got through it. A decade ago or more that would have been something I could fix while half awake, but now my memory of SCO Unix has truly faded. -
- Early SCO Unix had no DHCP capability (it did have DHCP server). That perhaps was somewhat reasonable; these machines were servers and could be expected to have a static IP address. However, as DHCP can do much more than simply provide an IP address, having DHCP would have been advantageous at times. -
- Aside from transferring user accounts, printers, and so on, my work was just to convert Vsifax scripts to Hylafax. Those scripts were called by the application program to do such things as fax a Purchase Order to a vendor. The programming is simple enough: you find and extract the fax number and pass that all off to Hylafax. For purposes of logging and error control, we also wanted to identify the vendor name, which required adding that name to the logs that Hylafax keeps or maintaining a separate index of names to faxes queued. -
- I'm doing another SCO to Linux conversion and this one used Vsifax. That's hardly a show stopper, but this customer wanted to use Centos and Vsifax says they don't currently support using Centos. So we tried Hylafax. -
- I have a server that reboots itself every morning and sets the time to 12:00 CT, which ntp then corrects. I've checked the crontab and at jobs. The syslog and messages files have no logging other than the standard system start up messages. -