Stephen Nelson-Smith | 5 May 22:01 2011
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Sunsolve expired... help

Hello,

I freely admit I've not been a good boy and kept up to date.

I used to have a Sunsolve account - I had it years ago, when Solaris 8
was all the rage.  I don't even remember how I came to have it or how
much I paid, but it certainly allowed me to download patches etc using
PCA until last autumn, when I last updated my machines.   It's worked
for years and years, even after Oracle took over.

Just now I tried to login to sunsolve only to find it doesn't even
exist any more, and my old credentials don't work on the new page.

I'm due to patch a bunch of machines this weekend, and without a
sunsolve account, I'm going to be stuck.  I hear that Oracle are
painful to work with...

All I want is an entitlement to get patches.  I don't mind paying.  I
just want it quickly.  Anyone know the fastest route?  Any idea how
much it costs?

S.

derek.terveer | 5 May 22:01 2011
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derek.terveer | 5 May 22:02 2011
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Ray Van Dolson | 5 May 22:12 2011

Re: Sunsolve expired... help

On Thu, May 05, 2011 at 01:01:27PM -0700, Stephen Nelson-Smith wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> I freely admit I've not been a good boy and kept up to date.
> 
> I used to have a Sunsolve account - I had it years ago, when Solaris 8
> was all the rage.  I don't even remember how I came to have it or how
> much I paid, but it certainly allowed me to download patches etc using
> PCA until last autumn, when I last updated my machines.   It's worked
> for years and years, even after Oracle took over.
> 
> Just now I tried to login to sunsolve only to find it doesn't even
> exist any more, and my old credentials don't work on the new page.
> 
> I'm due to patch a bunch of machines this weekend, and without a
> sunsolve account, I'm going to be stuck.  I hear that Oracle are
> painful to work with...
> 
> All I want is an entitlement to get patches.  I don't mind paying.  I
> just want it quickly.  Anyone know the fastest route?  Any idea how
> much it costs?
> 
> S.
> 

If it's Sun hardware, it should be fairly cheap ($100-$300 per
machine); if it's non-Sun hardware it will be costly ($1000 per machine
for 1-2 sockets, more for additional sockets).

You may be able to buy entitlements for support via the Oracle web
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derek.terveer | 5 May 22:12 2011
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Stephen Nelson-Smith | 5 May 22:32 2011
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Re: Sunsolve expired... help

Hello,

> If it's Sun hardware, it should be fairly cheap ($100-$300 per
> machine); if it's non-Sun hardware it will be costly ($1000 per machine
> for 1-2 sockets, more for additional sockets).

Yep it's all Sun SPARC kit.

> You may be able to buy entitlements for support via the Oracle web
> interface, but certainly calling up one of their sales rep and
> explaining the urgency of the issue would probably be your best bet.

OK - looking at website.  Anyone know a friendly sales rep? :)

S.

dpecka | 9 May 10:34 2011
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[offtopic] World Ice Hockey Championship

Hi there,

only what i'd like to do is to expose my joy from our beloved Czech team
lads .. i think that we meet Canada in final because the most likely
will happen:

{ cze Vs (nor|usa) } Vs { swe Vs ger }

- canadien boys *have to slain down russian rapists (and optionally kill
Artyukhin)

regards, daniel

--

-- 
Best Regards / S Pozdravem

Daniel Pecka
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SunOS Specialist, UNIX Administrator

www.techniservit.cz

mailto:<dpecka <at> techniservit.cz>
callto:<+0420603166533>

derek.terveer | 9 May 10:37 2011
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Fred | 9 May 18:47 2011
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Account security settings

I'm looking at setting up a pca proxy. On the client side, I have the config file referencing the webserver CGI for patches, xref file and pcafile. It's all working great.

On the server side, my pca-proxy.conf specifies where patches are cached, as well as a wgetproxy necessary for external access, and for now, it's using my MOS account. But this needs to change. My concern is regarding the MOS username and password, and where to specify it. The patching process will be used by many sysadmins, all of whom have their own MOS accounts (all licensed under the corporate CSI).

Ideally, I would like the sysadmin running the pca client to use the -a argument so that he/she is prompted for the MOS credentials interactively, but doing this doesn't seem to send the credentials to the proxy server. Rather, the client tries the proxy and it returns a 401 unauthorized error. The client then proceeds to authenticate directly against getupdates.oracle.com. In my environment, hosts don't have access to the big band Internet, so these attempts will fail.

So I'm resigned to think that I must have an MOS account user and passwd configured within the /etc/pca-proxy.conf file on the server side. All out admins have access to the servers. so the problem here is I don't think I'll get someone to volunteer to have their MOS account's password written in cleartext on the proxy host's filesystem.

What other options do I have?

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Fred Chagnon
fchagnon <at> gmail.com

derek.terveer | 9 May 21:12 2011
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