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lb_admin(1ncs)							lb_admin(1ncs)

Name
       lb_admin - Location Broker Administrative Tool

Syntax
       /etc/ncs/lb_admin [ -version ] [ -nq]

Description
       The  tool  monitors  and	 administers the registrations of DECrpc-based
       servers in Global Local Broker (GLB) or	Local  Location	 Broker	 (LLB)
       databases.   A  server  registers  Universal Unique Identifiers (UUIDs)
       specifying an object, a type, and an interface,	along  with  a	socket
       address	specifying its location.  A client can locate servers by issu‐
       ing lookup requests to GLBs and LLBs.

       In accepting input or displaying output, uses either character  strings
       or  descriptive	textual	 names	to identify objects, types, and inter‐
       faces.  A character string directly represents the data in  a  UUID  in
       the following format:
       nnnnnnnnnnnn.nn.nn.nn.nn.nn.nn.nn.nn
       where each n is a hexadecimal digit.

       With  you examine or modify only one database at a time, referred to as
       the current database.  The command selects the type of Location	Broker
       database,  GLB or LLB.  The command selects the host whose LLB database
       is to be accessed.

       Information about individual command interfaces	is  available  through
       the command.

Options
       -nq		   Do  not  query  for verification of wildcard expan‐
			   sions in operations.

       -version		   Display the version of the Network Computing Kernel
			   (NCK)  that	this  belongs to, but do not start the
			   tool.  (NCK is part of the Network Computing System
			   (NCS) on which DECrpc is based.)

Commands
       In  the	descriptions  of and the object, type, and interface arguments
       can be either character strings representing  UUIDs  or	textual	 names
       corresponding to UUIDs, as described earlier.

       In  the	descriptions  of  and the location argument is a string in the
       format family:host[port], where family is an address family, host is  a
       host name, and port is a port number.  The only value for family is ip.
       You can use a leading number sign (#) to indicate that a host  name  is
       in  the	standard  numeric  form.   For	example,  ip:vienna[1756], and
       ip:#192.5.5.5[1791] are both acceptable location specifiers.

       Synonym for

       Find and delete obsolete entries in the current database.

		 When you issue the command, attempts to contact  each	server
		 registered  in the database.  If the server does not respond,
		 tries to look up its registration in the LLB database at  the
		 host  where  the  server  is located, tells you the result of
		 this lookup, and asks whether you want to delete  the	entry.
		 If a server responds, but its UUIDs do not match the entry in
		 the database, tells you this result and asks whether you want
		 to delete the entry, even if you used the -nq option to

		 There	are  two situations in which it is likely that a data‐
		 base entry should be deleted:

		 ·	The server does not respond,  succeeds	in  contacting
			the  LLB  at the host where the server is located, and
			the server is  not  registered	with  that  LLB.   The
			server is probably no longer running.

		 ·	A  server  responds,  but  its	UUIDs do not match the
			entry in the database.	The server that	 responded  is
			not the one that registered the entry.

		 Entries  that	meet  either  of these conditions are probably
		 safe to delete and  are  considered  eligible	for  automatic
		 deletion  (described in the next paragraph).  In other situa‐
		 tions, it is best not to delete the entry unless you can ver‐
		 ify  directly that the server is not running (for example, by
		 listing the processes running on its host).

		 When the command asks whether you want to  delete  an	entry,
		 choose one of the following responses:

		 y[es]
		      Delete the entry.

		 n[o] Leave the entry intact in the current database.

		 g[o] Invoke automatic deletion, in which all eligible entries
		      (see the previous paragraph) are deleted and all	ineli‐
		      gible  entries  are  left	 intact,  without  your	 being
		      queried, until all entries have been checked.

		 q[uit]
		      Terminate the operation.

       Synonym for

			Display a description of the specified command or,  if
			none is
		 specified, list all of the commands.

			Look  up and display all entries with matching object,
			type, and
		 interface fields in the current database.   Use the letter  l
		 to  list  all	of  the	 entries in the database.  You can use
		 asterisks as wildcards for any of the arguments.  If all  the
		 arguments  are	 wildcards, or if no arguments are given, dis‐
		 plays the entire database.

       Exit the	 session.

			Add the specified entry to the current database.   You
			can use an
		 asterisk  to  represent the nil UUID in the object, type, and
		 interface fields.

		 The annotation is a string of up to 64 characters  annotating
		 the  entry.   Use  double  quotation marks (" ") to delimit a
		 string that contains a space or contains no  characters.   To
		 embed	a double quotation mark in the string, precede it with
		 a backslash (\).

		 The flag is either local (the default) or global,  indicating
		 whether  the  entry  should  be marked for local registration
		 only or for registration in both the LLB and  the  GLB	 data‐
		 bases.	 The flag is a field that is stored with the entry; it
		 does not affect where the entry is registered.	 The and  com‐
		 mands select the particular LLB or GLB database for registra‐
		 tion.

       Set the host for the current LLB or GLB.	 If you specify global as
		 the broker_switch, sets the current GLB; otherwise,  it  sets
		 the  current  LLB.   The  host	 is  a	location  specifier as
		 described earlier, but the [port] portion is ignored and  can
		 be omitted.

		 Issue the command, not the command, to determine whether sub‐
		 sequent operations will access the LLB or the GLB.

       Set the timeout period used by
		 for all of its operations.  With  an  argument	 of  short  or
		 long,	sets  the  timeout  accordingly.  With no argument, it
		 displays the current timeout value.

			Delete the specified entry from the current database.

		 You can use an asterisk as a wildcard in  the	object,	 type,
		 and  interface	 fields	 to  match  any	 value	for the field.
		 Unless you suppress queries by specifying the -nq  option  of
		 asks  you  whether to delete each matching entry.  Choose one
		 of the following responses:

		 y[es]
		      Delete the entry.

		 n[o] Leave the entry in the database.

		 g[o] Delete all remaining database entries that match,	 with‐
		      out your being queried.

		 q[uit]
		      Terminate	 the  operation,  without  deleting  any  more
		      entries.

			Select the type of database that subsequent operations
			will access, GLB
		 or LLB.  The broker_switch is either global or local.	If you
		 do not supply a  broker_switch,  tells	 whether  the  current
		 database is global or local.

		 Use to select the host whose GLB or LLB is to be accessed.

See Also
       llbd(8ncs), nrglbd(8ncs)
       Guide to the Location Broker

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