Synopses & Reviews
This title provides clear and concise instruction on how to perform important administration and management tasks using Solaris, as well as how to use some of the more powerful commands and more advanced topics found in version 2.6 through version 8. The scope of Solaris 8 Essential Reference includes the best way to implement the most frequently used commands, deal with shell scripting, administer your own system, and utilize effective security.
About the Author
: John P. Mulligan is the creator and maintainer of SolarisGuide.com, the leading online information resource about the Solaris operating environment. The site features technical manuals, FAQs and news. John spent thee years in the Computing Support Services department at Lafayette College working on just about every aspect of Unix systems administration and management. He migrated all the college Sun SPARCstations from SunOS 4.x to SunOS 5.x (a.k.a. Solaris 2.x) last year. During this time he started to collect as much information as he could about Solaris—specifically the migration of SunOS 4.x to Solaris 2.x. As a chemical engineer, his research on the modeling of microfluidic flows was performed using Sun Solaris workstations.
Table of Contents
Book Conventions. Informational Utilities.
I. GENERAL USAGE REFERENCE. 1. Text Utilities.
Sorting. Formatting. Editors. Advanced Text Tools. 2. Shell Scripting.
Shell Summary. Executing Scripts and Commands. Setting and Unsetting Environment Variables. RC File Environment Variables. Input and Output. Redirection. Logical Operations. Loops. 3. Process Control.
Starting Processes. Process Status. Stopping Processes. 4. Network Clients and Utilities.
Informational Utilities. File Transfers. Communications. Remote Shells and Login.
II. DEVELOPER REFERENCE. 5. Compilers/Interpreters.
Compiler. Interpreter. Debugging Flags. 6. Programming Utilities.
Programming Utilities. 7. Debugging.
Proc Tools-Tools for Manipulating the /proc Filesystem. Debugging Tools.
III. ADMININSTRATION AND MAINTENANCE TASK REFERENCE. 8. Startup and Shutdown.
Power Management. PROM Level Booting. Shutdowns and Rebooting. Run States. 9. User Management.
Basic User Management Tasks. Ancillary User Management Tasks. Quotas. 10. Network Administration.
Daemons and Servers. Anonymous FTP. PPP. DHCP. LDAP. Network File System (NFS). Mail. 11. Filesystems.
Filesystem Overview and Description. Constructing and Mounting New Filesystems. Checking and Tuning Filesystems. Backups. Copying Filesystems. Device Configuration. 12. Security.
System Auditing. ASET. Role Based Access Control (RBAC). Network Sniffing. Kerberos. 13. System Configuration and Tuning.
System Identification. Modules. General Configuration. Kernel Tuning.
IV. APPENDICES. Appendix A. Solaris Version Changes.
Solaris 2.2. Solaris 2.3293. Solaris 2.4. Solaris 2.5. Solaris 2.5.1. Solaris 2.6. Solaris. Solaris. Appendix B. Common Startup Problems and Solutions.
Appendix C. Linux Compatibility.
Appendix D. GNU Public License.
GNU General Public License. Appendix E. Web Resources.
Administration and Management. Common Desktop Environment/OpenLook. Developer Resources. Hardware. Lists of Resources. Magazines (Online and Print). Online Documentation. Security. Software. Solaris x86. Solaris PPP/NAT. Appendix F. Signals.
Signals by Value. Commonly Used Signals. Appendix G. TCP/UDP Port List.
TCP/UDP Ports by Service. TCP/UDP Ports by Port. Index.