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The Solaris OE is a flexible, general purpose operating system. Due to its general nature, changes must be made to secure the system against unauthorized access and modification.

As with any security decisions, a balance must be achieved between system manageability and security. Some recommended changes in this article may not apply to all environments. The removal of some services may negatively impact the ability to effectively maintain a system. You must know your system and security requirements before starting.

The information in this article applies to the Solaris 2.5.1, 2.6, 7, 8, and 9 OEs. Older versions of the Solaris OE may be configured in similar ways. Some investigation is necessary before making the changes suggested in this article to older versions.

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