|DESCRIPTION OF ENHANCEMENTS
will be done by taking the current date+random(60)+30 days to give a date
when the user will need to select a new E-SIG code.
The option XUSESIG BLOCK is included in this patch.
KERNEL functions to help developers.
This would take a root ($name_value) and build a checksum for all data in the
root. (Not used now, flag would be used when there is more that one checksum
This extrinsic function would return the set of fields from the new
person file that are need as part of the hash for a acceptable E-Sig.
If IEN is not passed in then DUZ is used.
(E-Sig block, E-Sig title, Degree, Current Date/Time)
If the ESBLOCK is not passed then the function would get the ESBLOCK. In
either case this extrinsic function would encode the ESBLOCK using the
New E-SIG functions so that other developers can follow the General
checksum as the KEY. Return a encoded string.
The extrinsic function would compare the checksum passed in to the
calculated value from the $NAME_VALUE. Return 1 for match, 0 for no
This extrinsic function would decode the string using the checksum as
the key. Return a decoded string.
Counsels guidelines on E-SIG. This comes from a meeting at Birmingham on
Routine ChkSum 2nd Line
XUSESIG 5865804 ;;8.0;KERNEL;**14**;Jul 10, 1995
XUSESIG1 864068 ;;8.0;KERNEL;**14**;Jul 10, 1995
1. These routines may be mapped on systems that allow mapping,
9/18-20/95. New routine XUSESIG1.
so you will need to disable mapping for the effected routines.
2. Use the 'INSTALL/CHECK MESSAGE' option on the PackMan menu. This
option will load the KIDS package onto your system.
3. The patch has now been loaded into a Transport global on your
system. You now need to use KIDS to install the Transport global.
On the KIDS menu, under the 'Installation' menu, use the following
Print Transport Global
Compare Transport Global to Current System
Verify Checksums in Transport Global
Backup a Transport Global
4. Inhibit users from login into the system. (If you install when few
user are on the system and the possibility of some CLOBER errors is
acceptable then users can stay on the system.)
5. On the KIDS menu, under the 'Installation' menu, use the following
Install Package(s) 'XU*8.0*14'
6. MSM Sites - Answer YES to the question 'Want to MOVE routines to
other CPUs?'. Enter the names of your Compute and Print server(s).
7. AXP Sites, after patch has installed, rebuild your map set.
Changes to the New Person file:
Added a DEGREE field to hold MD, RN, LPN...
Added a DATE E-SIG LAST CHANGED field. The seeding of the this field