HP-UX: a fading star

I have to admit HP-UX is growing on me. It’s prevalent in medical environments, primarily in imaging applications like MRI. So maybe it’s no accident that the 60-pound workstations are called the Visualize series: they come with serious DVI video cards, run Fast SCSI for their drives, run a tightly-integrated 64-bit Unix on HP’s PA-RISC …

Automating SSH and FTP

Automating SSH Login SSH is generally happy accepting a hash key instead of username and password, provided you can generate your keys, and get your public key placed on the destination host. What’s ironic here is that doing things the “simple” way in Windows, in a GUI, is actually kind of elaborate, while doing it …

HP-UX Printer Management

HP-UX Printer Management First, a warning: if you’ve been looking at the Linux printer information elsewhere on this site, stop (unless you’re interested in Linux). Here’s why: HP-UX is a System V Unix. Thus it uses lp rather than lpr as its print facility (unlike Linux, for instance.) See this HP IT Resource Center thread …