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Using HPUX / Solaris UNIX and had some Citrix Client questions

We have 3 Citrix Servers in the Farm.  serving a couple hundred people on PC's.. Working perfectly...  We have 20-30 on Solaris and 20 or so on HPUX.

I am not a UNIX guru so I am having someone look at how to do this.. I am not so sure it is being done correctly..  So far the user has sucessfully connect to the Citrix server's Web interface and gives a list of published applications.  The problem is when they try to open a published app (lets say PDF file) UNIX wants to find application to open it.. From what I got, the problem was that UNIX didn't know what a PDF is so it didn't know what to do with it.

I am guessing what should happen is that it should just open the PDF and then the PDF will use acrobat on the host computer and open the file..

Is this correct?  One other thing to mension is that he was using Mozilla as the browser to the web interface.  surprisingly enough, it didnt say the plug-in was installed.. could it be that the plug-in was not setup correctly?

Is anyone Experienced with getting Citrix client working in HPUX and Solaris?  I could really use your help..

Thanks.

Pete

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root_startCommented:
Hi Pete-Panaroni,

I am not sure if I undestood your question and I am not a Citrix expert, but what I can tell is that if you use IE it would open the file without problems and about Mozilla, I think that the plugin is not installed correctly.

I hope it helps. =0)
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Pete-PanaroniAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the response Root Start.. I am happy someone replied!!  let me explain further.  

The PC people are using IE and its working fine.. The browser they use in UNIX is either Mozilla or Netscape..  From what I have seen, they use Mozilla and go to the farm's address..  It opens up and looks like the web interface but has the option to load the client.. If I remeber correctly, some things worked like the links, but the published applications didnt.. actually, thinking about it now, it seems as if the client/plug-in isnt working..

Does anyone use the unix client for citrix in solaris or HPUX?  

I really need something I can go back to them with that says how the client is supposed to work in a HPUX/Solaris enviornment.

Thanks in Advance.

Pete
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gheistCommented:
> From what I got, the problem was that UNIX didn't know what a PDF is so it didn't know what to do with it.
UNIX has no open-on-click facility. You have to install Acrobat Reader to vie PDF files

> I am guessing ... Is this correct?  One other thing to mension is that he was using Mozilla as the browser to the web interface.  surprisingly
Only internet explorer in unprotrcted configuration does run random executables from webpages, called ActiveX

> Is anyone Experienced with getting Citrix client working in HPUX and Solaris?  I could really use your help..
Citrix Systems, Inc.

You mistook automatic backdoor installation on MSIE as workings of Citrix client.
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arthurjbCommented:
In order to determine if the problem is with your setup or with the client setup, you should surf with one of the unix machines to a public web site, and see if you have the same results when trying to open a pdf.

I think that you will find that the plugin is not installed on the unix clients.
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gheistCommented:
No comment has been added to this question in more than 21 days, so it is now classified as abandoned.
I will leave the following recommendation for this question in the Cleanup topic area:

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