A. M. Osborne,
S. Santiago IT/ASD,
B. Pollermann IT/DCI
This news is an update of a previous early warning published in the Computer NewsLetter 226 (Jan-March 1997 - EMDIR Functionality Absorbed into CCDB).
On September 16, 1997, the EMDIR database has been removed and its data and funtionality absorbed into the Computer Centre DataBase (CCDB).
For nearly 10 years, the Electronic Mail Address Directory database (EMDIR) has been used to store electronic mail addresses - both for people at CERN and for other geographical populations. Due to the advent of the Web, the requirement to provide support to populations outside CERN no longer exists. Since 1987 the Computer Centre Database (CCDB) has been used to register users, their accounts and at the same time make entries into EMDIR. In order to consolidate the maintenance effort, EMDIR has been absorbed into CCDB on September 16. The effect of this will be the following:
'xuserreg'- either to register new people or to modify the addresses of existing people.
'xuserinfo'from one of their accounts on NICE, VXCERN, any PLUS service (HPPLUS, CERNSP, DXPLUS) or any workgroup server (e.g. ATLAS_WGS, CMS_WGS etc). On NICE, either 95 or NT,
xuserinfois available either from the CHANGE option in the PHONE BOOK, or directly from the START menu :
->'More Applications' -> 'System Configuration' -> 'xuserinfo'.Users with a `dumb' terminal may use
'cuserinfo'from one of their accounts on VXCERN, any PLUS service or any workgroup server.
xwho(basically a line mode Web version)
phonewith the `-M' option
phoneb, which provides a similar functionality to that on UNIX.
cuserinfointerfaces provide more stringent validity tests than was the case for EMDIR.
| Web directory service or
|NICE phone book||