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Title:
Solaris for managers and adminstrators
Author:
Freeland, Curt.
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Edition:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
Albany : Onword Press, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
xxiv, 773 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780766821378
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Book

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Now in a new, third edition, Solaris for Managers and Administrators has been updated for readers seeking to maximize the power of Solaris, the premier UNIX operating environment for today's .com age companies running the latest Internet appliances and powering the largest Web sites and Web portals.Ideal for beginning systems administrators and managers with general UNIX knowledge, but little Sun systems administration experience, Solaris for Managers and Administrators offers practical guidance on installation and maintenance of Solaris 2.4-2.6, Solaris 7, and Solaris 8 systems in local area networks. Examples, many of which are derived from the authors' 40+ years of combined experience as systems administrators managing corporate-sized computer installations, are used throughout to explain important concepts


Table of Contents

Introductionp. xxv
Who Should Read This Bookp. xxv
Book Organizationp. xxvi
Typographical Conventionsp. xxvii
Part I Fundamentalsp. 1
Chapter 1 An Introduction to Distributed Computingp. 3
A Brief History of the Microcomputerp. 4
Traditional Mainframe Computingp. 4
Distributed Computing Modelp. 9
A Brief History of UNIXp. 13
A Brief History of Sun Microsystemsp. 15
Summaryp. 17
Chapter 2 Solaris Concepts and Terminologyp. 19
Solaris Operating Environmentp. 19
Working with Hostsp. 23
UNIX Operating System Designp. 26
System Architecturesp. 28
Roles of Servers and Clientsp. 31
Host Configurationsp. 32
Software Terminologyp. 35
Obtaining System Accessp. 38
Summaryp. 42
Chapter 3 Preparing for a Solaris Installationp. 43
Evaluating Applicationsp. 43
Evaluating Hardware Requirementsp. 50
Example of Installation Evaluationp. 57
Saving Critical Datap. 65
Summaryp. 67
Chapter 4 Fundamental System Administration Toolsp. 69
Moving Around the UNIX File Treep. 71
Editing Filesp. 75
UNIX Power Toolsp. 92
Summaryp. 107
Part II System Managementp. 109
Chapter 5 Refining System Boot and Shutdown Proceduresp. 111
Boot Sequencep. 111
Run Control Filesp. 124
Changing Run Levelsp. 133
Summaryp. 141
Chapter 6 Creating, Deleting, and Managing User Accountsp. 143
User Accountp. 143
Admintoolp. 145
Managing Accounts without admintoolp. 165
Summaryp. 171
Chapter 7 Managing System Securityp. 173
Information Sourcesp. 173
How Much Security?p. 174
Account Securityp. 189
Tracking Security Using aset and tripwirep. 191
Installing Patchesp. 204
Summaryp. 208
Chapter 8 Working with Solaris Devicesp. 209
Device Terminologyp. 209
Hardware-level Device Accessp. 210
Operating System Device Accessp. 216
Displaying System Configurationsp. 223
Reconfiguring Device Informationp. 226
Summaryp. 228
Chapter 9 Disk Subsystem Hardwarep. 229
Understanding Disk Geometryp. 229
Adding a Diskp. 234
Pre-format Considerationsp. 235
Using the format Utilityp. 241
Summaryp. 256
Chapter 10 Disk Subsystem Softwarep. 257
Calculating Disk Slice Sizesp. 257
Types of File Systemsp. 264
Creating File Systemsp. 271
Working with Local File Systemsp. 277
Volume Managerp. 287
Summaryp. 294
Chapter 11 Disk and File System Maintenancep. 295
File System Repairp. 295
Recognizing Failing Disksp. 304
Improving Disk Subsystem Performancep. 311
Summaryp. 327
Chapter 12 Managing System Softwarep. 329
Software Maintenance Conceptsp. 329
Software Maintenance Utilitiesp. 332
Summaryp. 353
Chapter 13 Adding Terminals and Modemsp. 355
Working with Serial Devicesp. 356
Using the Service Access Facilityp. 357
Setting Up Terminalsp. 366
Setting Up Modemsp. 370
Disabling and Removing
Serial Servicesp. 382
Summaryp. 384
Chapter 14 Managing Printersp. 387
Printing Terminologyp. 388
Printer Setupp. 391
Printingp. 405
Printer and Print Job Managementp. 410
Forms, Printwheels, and Fontsp. 414
Printing Problems and Solutionsp. 417
Summaryp. 420
Chapter 15 System Backups and Disaster Recoveryp. 421
Importance of System Backupsp. 421
Backup Strategies and Schedulingp. 424
Types of Backup Devicesp. 434
Backup Commandsp. 445
Dealing with Specific Backup Issuesp. 459
Summaryp. 464
Chapter 16 Automating Administrative Tasksp. 465
Updating System Files with the rdist Commandp. 465
Finding and Removing Unused Filesp. 475
Automating Commands with cronp. 482
System Automation with Shell Scriptsp. 487
Summaryp. 510
Part III Network Servicesp. 511
Chapter 17 Network Configuration and Managementp. 513
Overview of the Internetp. 514
Network Servicesp. 526
Network Design Considerationsp. 531
Network Implementation Issuesp. 544
Host Configurationp. 558
Network Monitoring and Troubleshootingp. 569
Referencesp. 580
Summaryp. 581
Chapter 18 Network Securityp. 583
Local Versus Network Securityp. 584
Access Methods, Monitors, and Controlsp. 592
Analyzing Network Securityp. 609
Referencesp. 610
Summaryp. 611
Chapter 19 Accessing Network Resources with NFSp. 613
NFS Function and Terminologyp. 614
Setting Up an NFS Serverp. 618
Setting Up an NFS Clientp. 623
NFS File System Mount Optionsp. 625
Improving NFS Securityp. 629
Troubleshooting NFSp. 634
NFS Design Pitfallsp. 636
Summaryp. 637
Chapter 20 Automating NFS with automountp. 639
General Concept of automountp. 639
Starting and Stopping the automount Servicep. 643
Automount Mapsp. 643
Map Maintenancep. 652
Troubleshooting automountp. 654
Summaryp. 655
Chapter 21 Network Name Servicesp. 657
What Is NIS+?p. 659
Configuring an NIS+ Domainp. 666
Domain Name Servicep. 673
Using NIS+ with DNSp. 702
Referencesp. 705
Summaryp. 706
Chapter 22 WWW Administrationp. 707
What Is the World Wide Web?p. 707
WWW Clientsp. 710
WWW Serversp. 714
Referencesp. 730
Summaryp. 732
Appendix A Solaris Version Informationp. 733
Solaris 2.6p. 734
Solaris 7p. 737
Solaris 8p. 742
Indexp. 749