C.7 Files and Directories Modified by Installing the Driver Shim

Topics in this section include

C.7.1 Main Driver Shim Files

Main driver ship files include the following:

Driver Shim Directory

When you install the driver, the /usr/local/nxdrv directory is created and populated with driver-related files and subdirectories.

/usr/sbin Files

The following commands are added to /usr/sbin:

Table C-5 Driver Commands Placed in /usr/sbin




Uninstalls the Linux and UNIX driver


Updates the configuration

init.d Files

Commands to start, stop, and display the status of the driver are added to the appropriate file for the connected system operating system.

Table C-6 Commands for Starting, Stopping, and Displaying the Status of the Driver Shim

Operating System










Man Pages

The installation process adds man pages for the driver shim, change log update command, and shared memory tool to /usr/man.

Driver Shim Configuration File

The installation program places a default driver shim configuration file at /etc/nxdrv.conf.

C.7.2 Driver PAM Files

The driver installation script adds the driver PAM module to the appropriate library, and adds a line to the PAM configuration file for the pam-password function. The location of these depends on the operating system used by the connected system. For details, see Table C-3, PAM Modules and your operating system’s PAM documentation.

C.7.3 Driver LAM Files

The installation script installs the LAM module NXDRV into the /usr/lib/security directory of the connected AIX system, and adds an NXDRV stanza to /usr/lib/security/methods.cfg.