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Solaris 8 System Administrator's Reference


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  • Copyright 2001
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/4"
  • Pages: 1312
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-027701-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-027701-5

  • Get beyond the man pages!
  • The practical, task-oriented reference to every key Solaris 8 command, from ab2admin to zic
  • System/network administration, file systems, printing, Internet services, editing, shell programming, and more
  • Convenient, comprehensive, and accessible!

The essential resource for every Solaris 8 sysadmin, Web professional, developer, and power user!

If you're a Solaris user, sysadmin, or developer, you know how tough it is to rely on the man pages when you need fast answers. Now, there's a superb alternative: Solaris 8 System Administrator's Reference. In this book, Solaris expert Janice Winsor presents more than 1,300 pages of solid reference information, organized for maximum accessibility and quick problem solving.

Winsor begins with a convenient cross-reference and list of tasks, identifying all the commands you're likely to need in each problem category—so you don't need to know a command's name before you can get information about it. Next, she provides comprehensive descriptions, usage examples, and reference tables for nearly 400 Solaris 8 and Solaris 7 commands, including:

  • Printing
  • File system management
  • System status and administration
  • Editing
  • Networking and Internet services
  • Shell programming, and much more

Say goodbye to the man pages, and say hello to the most authoritative, intelligible, user-friendly, and just plain valuable Solaris reference ever created: Solaris 8 System Administrator's Reference by Janice Winsor.

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The Solaris 8 System Administrator's Reference is your complete alphabetic reference to all of the manual pages in Section 1M of the online reference documentation for the Solaris 8 release.

This chapter provides a quick reference to the contents of this book by functional grouping. The commands are grouped alphabetically within their installation package categories and list the number for the first page of each command. Within the "Core Solaris (Usr)" category, the commands are grouped by function. Commands that have been revised in the Solaris 8 release are marked with an asterisk (*). Commands that are new in the Solaris 8 release are marked with a New icon in the margin.

AnswerBook2 Documentation Server (SUNWab2u)


  • Command-line interface for AnswerBook2® administration.


    • Register an AnswerBook2 document server with FNS (Federated Naming Service).


        • Start AnswerBook2 administration tool GUI.

          Authentication Management Infrastructure (SUNWami)


          • AMI keyserver.

            Automated Security Enhancement Tools (SUNWast)


            • Monitor or restrict access to system files and directories.


              • Restore system files to their content before ASET is installed.


                • Print ASET tasks status.

                  BOOTP/DHCP Server Services (Usr) (SUNWdhcsu)


                  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol service configuration command.


                    • DHCP configuration table management command.


                      • DHCP server.


                        • DHCP network table management command.

                          Buttons/Dials Header Files (SUNWdialh)


                          • Configure the bd (buttons and dials) stream.

                            Configuration Files for Open Card Framework (SUNWocfr)


                            • OCF server.


                              • Configure and administer a smartcard.

                                Core Architecture (Root) (SUNWcar)


                                • Kernel debugger.


                                  • UNIX® system executable file containing basic operating system services.


                                    • Kernel symbolic debugging for OpenBoot? firmware.

                                      Core Architecture (Root) (64-bit) (SUNWcarx)


                                      • UNIX system executable file containing basic operating system services.

                                        Core Software for a Specific Hardware Platform Group (SUNWkvm.u)


                                        • EXX00 memory system administration.


                                          • Configuration administration command for PCCI Hot Plug.


                                            • EXX00 system board administration.


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