question on access to res utility

Alessandro Dellavedova alessandro.dellavedova at
Fri Sep 10 19:16:29 UTC 2010

On Sep 10, 2010, at 7:23 PM, Ross Cameron wrote:

> As an !!! employee !!! of Juniper I would expect that you would know that
> the "res" command is part of the JunOS shell and NOT part of the underlying
> FreeBSD OS.
> Most especially since you're "helping" what sounds like a member of the
> press, therefore you SHOULD have / SOME / idea of what you are doing.
> What respect I had for Juniper's products has been ruined of last as this is
> NOT the first time that a Juniper employee has posted such completely
> idiotic emails to this list.
>    Please do tell what are the employment requirements? Know how to press
> the "ON" button on a kettle?

Please don't be so rude, maybe she's a Press Office employee, looking for a bit of help here.
Working at Juniper does not mean being a JunOS developer or a tech guru.

It's just one e-mail on hundreds that you get per day, and it does not hurt.

Just my opinion, peace


> On Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 6:42 PM, Joanne McClintock <joannem at>wrote:
>> I'm helping a new writer use tech pubs lab routers. In trying to use the
>> res utility, he gets the following:
>> -bash-2.05b$ res show tp5
>> -bash: res: command not found
>> In giving the uname -a command he gets:
>> -bash-2.05b$ uname -a
>> FreeBSD 4.10-RELEASE-p2 FreeBSD 4.10-RELEASE-p2 #0:
>> Mon Oct 25 16:23:23 PDT 2004     root at
>> i386
>> We are wondering if perhaps this is an access problem. Any ideas? Need any
>> other information? Thanks.
>> Joanne
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