Given the reality of falling manpower in IT division we are
forced to reduce the variety of our tools. "
is the CCDB tool which enables users to inspect and partially
change personal, email and account information. The client-server
versions of "
userinfo" are more powerful in terms of
functionality and speed than the Web version was, and remove the
need for specific registration (only ~ 2% or all users have done
this so far), which means another password to remember. Therefore
the Web version of "
userinfo" is now
discontinued. Instead please use one of the following
- on UNIX: "
xuserinfo" on all supported Unix systems
(Lxplus, Rsplus, Dxplus, and Solaris systems such as TH_WGS,
- on a PC NICE: From the "CERN phone book":
- "Change" button on NICE/95/NT (this version is slightly out of
date but we hope it will soon be upgraded)
- "User Info" button on NICE/2000 (this version is recent and if
you do not see this option please reboot your PC)
The latest version of "
userinfo" (not yet available
on NICE/95/NT) displays disk space quota/space used for
MAILSERV/AFS and gives the possibility to change individual CORE
account UNIX shells (for those users liking a complicated
Failing any of the above, either one of your group
administrators or, in case you cannot contact any of them,
User.Registration@cern.ch can make required changes for you.
(You can easily find who are your group administrators in the web
phone book form, at URL:
http://cern.ch/it/support/userinfo/ for information on
the client-server version. Soon the Web URL for
userinfo" will be changed to point to the above help
page. Actual registrations for using this tool have been
In the same spirit, in order to minimize the number of
userreg" and "
spaceadm" versions to
support, the client-server versions of "
spaceadm" for group administrators
xuserreg" and "
xspaceadm" on Lxplus,
Dxplus, Rsplus, Solaris systems) will soon be withdrawn and we
will only provide the Web version.
Currently the Web version is, we believe, quite acceptable using
Internet Explorer (but unacceptably slow with Netscape). To solve
this problem we will soon provide "
spaceadm" versions accessible from an applet viewer
from, at least, LXPLUS.
This means that group administrators should soon register for
the Web version of "
spaceadm" following the instructions given from the
starting page of the client-server version of
userreg" on UNIX systems ("
If you fail to do this in the next few weeks you will have to
request that you be registered for the Web version to
The CCDB tools are not available from HPPLUS since this service
is 'frozen' at HP/UX 10 and the Oracle software is not compatible
with this version of the O/S.
The Web version of "
userreg" is available via:
and the Web version of "
spaceadm" is available