Are they using the "netview" command to launch? You can have your opers
enter "netview -ro" and they should always get a read-only map (whether they
are first or not). I set up our operators mouse buttons so they would always
launch with the -ro option (via a script), that way I always get the read
write map (Greedy me :-))
Eastman Chemical Company
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gord Michaels [SMTP:gord_michaels AT HOTMAIL DOT COM]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 1999 3:28 PM
> To: NV-L AT UCSBVM.ucsb DOT edu
> Subject: Security Problem/Question...
> Hello All.
> I am running Netview 5.1, AIX 4.2.1, Framework 3.6.
> In my environment, I use DCE. I have myself set up as a 'SrAdmin' user
> within Netview and my Operators under the 'oper' group.
> My Operators log into their AIX account and then Netview (oper group).
> Then, I log into my AIX account (not root, but I have given Map ownership
> my AIX userid) and then into Netview under SrAdmin.
> Now, after this, I have only read permissions and none of the privilages
> which come with SrAdmin (i.e. I cannot unmanage devices, change symbols
> names, etc). BUT, MY OPERATORS HAVE READ/WRITE PERMISSION AND HAVE ALL THE
> SRADMIN PRIVILAGES !!!
> It seems as if whoever logs into Netview first, get read/write and full
> SrAdmin privilages. Whoever logs in after this, gets read only and oper
> permissions, regardless of what group they belong to. I have to test this
> yet, but from memory, it seems to be what is happening. Regardless, then
> result is not the way it should be.
> Has anyone ever seen this before ???
> Any help/advice appreciated.
> Gord Michaels.
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