dncopynodes - copy a list of nodes from a remote DEC system
dncopynodes <nodename> [ldif-dn]
This program will generate a decnet.conf file by contacting a remote
DECnet host (running VMS or RSX-11 probably) and doing the equivalent
of "NCP COPY KNOWN NODES". The resulting file can be copied over the
existing decnet.conf file if you like.
You do need a fully-functioning DECnet system before using this command
but you don’t need any nodes other than the executor defined in
decnet.conf. dncopynodes will copy the executor information already
there into the new file.
The program copies its output to standard output. It is strongly
recommended that you review it before replacing an existing
The node name can also be a node address if you don’t have any nodes
defined in your existing decnet.conf.
DO NOT attempt to redirect the output of dncopynodes directly into
/etc/decnet.conf. It will fail and destroy your existing configuration
file! Send it to a temporary file and then copy it (see EXAMPLES)
dncopynodes can also create an LDIF file suitable for importing into an
LDAP database. With dnprogs 2.48 or later, DECnet programs can quiry
this for node address information.
# dncopynodes 3.34 > /tmp/decnet.conf
# dncopynodes 3.34 dc=example,dc=com > /tmp/decnet.ldif
# mv /tmp/decnet.conf /etc