Novell is now a part of Micro Focus

My Favorites


Please to see your favorites.

UNIX Connection errors due to host access control files

This document (7010872) is provided subject to the disclaimer at the end of this document.


  • NetIQ UNIX Agent 7.1


Some older UNIX systems employ host access control files. If you are using these files to firewall connections (ALL : ALL in /etc/hosts.deny) you will need to add entries to /etc/hosts.allow to enable UNIX Agent communications.


To limit Agent access to a certain machine, you can add the following to /etc/hosts.allow replacing <CC>, <MS>, <UNIXAgentManagerConsole> with the correct IP address:
  • nqmagt: <MS>
  • uagent: <UNIXAgentManagerConsole>
  • uvserv: <CC>
  • uagentd: <CC>
  • uvservd: <CC>
To make the process simpler, you could also add the following to /etc/hosts.allow to allow access to the NetIQ daemons by any IP address:
  • nqmagt: ALL
  • uagent: ALL
  • uvserv: ALL
  • uagentd: ALL
  • uvservd: ALL

After the changes above, you will need to restart the nqmdaemon, uagent, uvserv daemons on the UNIX machine for these settings to take effect.


This Support Knowledgebase provides a valuable tool for NetIQ/Novell/SUSE customers and parties interested in our products and solutions to acquire information, ideas and learn from one another. Materials are provided for informational, personal or non-commercial use within your organization and are presented "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.

  • Document ID:7010872
  • Creation Date:04-OCT-12
  • Modified Date:04-OCT-12
    • NetIQAppManager
      Secure Configuration Manager
      Security Manager

Did this document solve your problem? Provide Feedback