Frequently Asked Questions

General

  1. Why Use SysDoc?

    To know at a glance the cofiguration of the machines you manage.

    Let's face it, if you manage a lot of machines, the chances are that you manage a lot of different and sometimes disparate machines. And as good as you are, it can be quite difficult to keep track of everything that's going on on every single machine that you have to maintain. As a result, SysDoc was born.

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Installation

  1. What is required to run SysDoc?

    Perl

    SSH or RSH

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  3. What Operating Systems are supported?

    Any that support Perl and ssh or rsh.

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Operation

  1. What sort of documetation does SysDoc generate?

    All kinds, including: Network Information, Kernel Configuration, Installed Packages, Patch Information, System Files, and Disk Layout.

    Network Information -- Documents details about configured network devices, the running Kernel IP routing table, a list of services and their states.

    Installed Packages -- Shows which packages are installed, which version of each package is installed, which kernel it was compiled for, and the development stream it came from.

    Patch Information -- Keeps track of which patches have been applied. (e.g. SunOS, AIX)

    System Files -- Displays important system level files all in one place for quick viewing. Files include the root crontab, /etc/fstab, /etc/filesystems, /etc/exports, /etc/resolv.conf, /etc/nsswitch.conf, /etc/syslog.conf, /etc/auto.master, /etc/printcap, and /etc/rc.local.

    Disk Layout -- Shows the physical configuration of the installed hard disks (fdisk -l) as well as which partitions have been mounted and from where (/etc/fstab).

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