000027240 - How to add a host file entry to an RSA SecurID Appliance 3.x

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Article Number000027240
Applies ToRSA SecurID Appliance 3.x

To perform the following, SSH connectivity must be enabled on the Primary.


In the Operations Console, go to Administration->Networking->Configure Connectivity using SSH


Check the box entitled "Enable SSH"


 


If the Operations Console is not available, a keyboard and monitor must be attached to the appliance.


Log in as 'emcsrv' using the OS password configured during Quick Setup


sudo su - root


Enter the password when prompted


       ***NOTE***: In the following command ?service? is not a directory, it is the command


 /sbin/service sshd start        // you should see: Starting sshd  [  OK  ]

IssueAdd a host file entry to an RSA SecurID Appliance 3.x
Resolution

1. Open an SSH connection to the appliance with a common SSH utility like PuTTy.  If SSH connection is refused, see note below.
2. Log in as 'emcsrv' using the OS password configured during Quick Setup
3. Change to 'root':
               sudo su
4. Change directory to /etc
                    cd /etc
5. Make a backup of the current hosts file:
                    cp hosts hosts.bak
6. Edit the hosts file:
                   vi hosts
7. Enter insert mode 
                    i
8. Add the desired entries


               Note: Entries must be IP address, followed by a space or tab, then fully-qualified domain name. A short name (if desired) may be added after the fully-qualified domain name.


                Example:


                      192.168.1.5   example-1.na.rsa.net   example-1


9. Exit insert mode by hitting ESC
10. Save the file and exit:
                    :wq
11. In the event you would like to quit the editor without saving:
                    :q

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