Distributed and remote administration of resources (users, printers, filesystems, and networks, for example) depend on several underlying technologies:
All SCOadmin managers that allow for remote administration issue remote commands (rcmds) over TCP/IP. Each user, including root, who wants to use this capability must have an equivalent account on each system to be managed.
For more information about user equivalence, see ``Establishing user equivalence''. To configure user equivalence, use the User Equivalence Manager.
With NIS, you can:
With SNMP, you can both monitor and control TCP/IP-based networks by querying remote hosts and devices for data (such as the host's status, routing table, and system activity) and by issuing commands to remotely manipulate such data.
SNMP is useful in the following ways:
For more information, see ``How SNMP works'' and ``Configuring the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)''.