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Putty terminal color problems for Solaris

So I'm working on a Solaris 10 box from Putty running on Windows 7, and having a lot of trouble getting the terminal colors to work properly in actual programs like vim or tmux. Here is the output ...
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Solaris 11: How can I limit the number of concurrent users with PAM?

I have a solaris 11 machine that has PAM helping in an authentication process for an obscure service called netatalk. I know that PAM is involved in client authentication to the service, so if I can ...
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Cannot connect to Solaris Server when Oracle GoldenGate process uses the port

I'm trying to test the Oracle goldengate to replicate data between two databases on the same server. So I installed two databases and two goldengate homes in the same machine. The goldengate ...
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How big are my disk arrays?

On my SunOS 5.10 host are there 3 Sun 6140 disk arrays, and I would like to know the disk capacities. According to zpool list do I have a 5TB and 16TB pool. format shows me only 12 disks c2t1d31: ...
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DNS zone transfer interval

I've never made a change to a DNS record before. In researching the DNS servers I inherited (Solaris 5.6 with BIND v9.2.3), I found that DNS_A (private) is the primary DNS server and it replicates to ...
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Unusual results returned by df, what caused it, how to fix?

Here is a copy-paste: root@****#df -h /var Filesystem size used avail capacity Mounted on /dev/md/dsk/d4 9.8G 8192E 0K 90204286294657% /var
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Solaris 11.1 in boot loop

Oracle support had me delete the Intel IXGBE driver (/kernel/drv/amd64/ixgbe) and replace it with a Debug Driver to test something. I did this and then rebooted and am now stuck in a boot loop. ...
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Why does samba include seemingly bogus “supplementary groups”?

Our environment is subject to the "16 group limit" with Samba. We are using Samba version 3.6.12. Basically if a user is in more than 16 groups, the whole system gets hosed and things go haywire. ...
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Unexpected EOF write error

We have a Sun Solaris 10 server that is failing to backup using tar to write to tape. tar cEf /dev/rmt/0cn . The complete error is tar: write error: unexpected EOF tar error code 2 The ...
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Why is the size of a zfs filesystem after sending it to a different pool different?

I've move a zfs filesystem from a pool made of a bunch or mirror vdevs to another pool made of two raidz1s with the following command # zfs send -R pool/project@moving | zfs recv tank/project As ...
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Solaris 10 init failing to reap zombie processes

ps currently shows 17617 zombie processes, all of which have a ppid of 1/init. init should be reaping these defunct processes, but isn't for some reason. The number of defunct processes is growing. ...
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zfs checksum verfication failed, solaris booting failed

Looks like my solaris 10 got hosed overnight for unknown reason. I get below error while booting and also when trying to cat menu.lst file in grub. Hard disk is being detected by ubuntu so it may not ...
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Get I/O TPS for NFS on Solaris machines

I'm attempting to get IOPS for my Solaris servers. Typically I use tps for this calculation, however: iostat gives TPS but only for local disks. iostat -x gives everything but TPS for ALL disks. sar ...
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How to active HDD leds on HP MDS 600 / HP D6000?

I have a HP D6000 (sometimes called MDS 600) storage array, HP DL380p G8 with an LSI 9207-8e SAS adapter. When I am in the OmniOS (Solaris 10 fork), I can e.g. dd to one of the disks, but I don't see ...
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snoopexec with parent processes and full command path and args?

How would I coax the excellent execsnoop script into also providing full command path + args and the parent process pid + its name?
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Intel 10Gbps NIC not working within Solaris 11

I'm working within Solaris 11.1 on hardware that is on the Solaris 11 HCL. My Intel X520-DA2 is failing to initialize. Jun 14 03:11:32 ATM-Front-End-1 ixgbe: [ID 611667 kern.warning] WARNING: ...
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ERROR: Not enough space?

Now this is a very unspecific question. I'm trying to figure out what this message would mean. Here is the story behind it: I'm installing Oracle enterprise manager cloud control (12c r3) on Solaris ...
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The snoop captures the same packet more times

My UDP client and server applications both run on Solaris 10. The UDP Server receives a request from client, then it sends a response to client. But the snoop in server captures about 18 same ...
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When to use hot-spare?

On my newly purchased HP MDS600 with 70x 4TB Nearline SAS disks, I now need to configure the disks, and I want raidz2, so the raid sizes follows 2^n+2. The options I therefore have are 7 raid sets ...
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On Solaris, can I create a user account in a single command line entry that is not disabled, but is password disabled (only allows SSH)

I am building a script for SA's to follow when performing a certain task. That task requires adding a user to a system that can only SSH to the system (using a key) and not log in with a password. ...
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Static NFS mounts vs autofs direct map mounts

We are in the process of re-designing our NFS service and are at a point where we can choose either to mount our NFS shares statically from /etc/fstab at boot or as autofs direct maps. In our new ...
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Can I force nfsd on Solaris to announce more free space than physically available?

I'm working with various Solaris based distributions (OmniOS, SmartOS, Nexenta) and I have a highly compressible and deduplicable data set on a very small amount of high performance storage. The ...
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Accessing iLOM configuration from Solaris on SPARC

Is there any way to get network configuration of iLOM in Solaris SPARC? I want to get the IP address of iLOM console at least. It's pretty easy on x86 by ipmitool lan print, but for SPARC I can't ...
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How do I grant privilege for a user to SSH into a Solaris machine?

I'm not sure how to do this. Documentation is not clear at all. I can get root privilege/be root so that's not a problem, I just don't know what to do. I'm thinking it's either modifying the ...
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Solaris 8 x86 - autofs - /net/fileserver/abcd — apparently mounted volume hangs

I have a situation where I have tried to cd to something /net/fileserver/abcd and the cd hangs. Information: 1. filerserver is alive and well and pingable from the client 2. Restarting ...
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mailx does not deliver mails anymore

On my Solaris machine, mailx suddenly stopped delivering mail messages. When running the following sample command: echo "test" | mailx -vvv -s "test" [reciever] I get the following output: ...
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Solaris LDAP client: nss Failure to load dynamic library

On Solaris 10 and 11, I have successfully set PAM_LDAP up. The Solaris host uses a remote LDAP for user authentication. However, I am unable to get TLS working. ldapclient setup I initiate my ...
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Is there a Informix command to repair database?

We have a Sun Solaris system running Avaya CMS software. The software uses an Informix database. We have a single drive in the server. The drive began to go bad, corrupting files. We sourced a new ...
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Solaris /etc/xdg/autostart root script pam_authenticate conversion failure

Im running SOL11.1 and have setup a desktop file to run in /etc/xdg/autostart this calls a main script which calls other scripts. The regular commands work. But the sudo commands doesn't seem to ...
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How to use a file as a zpool?

If I do dd if=/dev/zero of=/tank/test/zpool bs=1M count=100 how can I treat the file /tank/test/zpool as a vdev, so I can use it as a zpool? It is for zfs testing purposes only.
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ipf filter on solaris 11 crashes

First I run: sudo netservices limited then sudo ipf -D disable sudo ipf -E enable sudo ipf -f /home/aubrey/ipf.conf sudo ipfstat -io I also disabled ssh in system services After a few hours I ...
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How can I set up a VM of Solaris 11 / Sparc on Windows / x86 host? [closed]

I need to test a custom binary that was originally compiled for an earlier version of Solaris on Solaris 11. Being poor, I don't have a spare SPARC server lying around on which I can install Solaris ...
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Find number of unused disk bays on a Sun/Oracle server running Solaris

How can you find the number of unused disk bays on a Sun/Oracle server running Solaris? I have a Oracle T3-1 server with four disks. Now I would like to find out how many disks more I can insert. ...
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LDOM Guest Not Booting from NFS Mount

I have an LDOM Guest whose drive is located on an NFS mount. I'm having difficulty booting up some of the guests after the mount is restored. I'm getting the following error in the console: WARNING: ...
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How to remove a “door” in solaris

I have a file of type "door" in solaris 10 (that is a means of interprocess communication). It is somehow left over and I would like to get rid of it. I can not just remove it with rm ... ls -l total ...
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How to make ssh fail if port forwarding fails

I have a bash script that runs ssh to create a port forward, using a command like this: ssh -N -i keyfile -L 1000:localhost:22 *remote_ip* There are occasions where the listen port may be busy, so ...
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Find the reason of why does Sunfire V100 (SunOS 5.9) server not start

I have a Sunfire V100 (SunOS 5.9) server which was working fine till 14th February 2014. After that day we can not access this server. Today I was able to connect server through a console and I got ...
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Solaris Update Hosts file Without Rebooting

I'm running Solaris 10 and I'm having issues with a particular network and need to replace host entries in my hosts file. I've updated the hosts file. Is there a refresh the hosts entries without a ...
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Solaris pam_ldap Authentication Using sshd-kbdint and Failing

Problem Overview Solaris 11 has been configured to use pam_ldap to authenticate users against an LDAP v3-compliant directory server. The Solaris host is only configured to use LDAP for ...
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Removing snapshots created by lucreate

I patched my Solaris 10 system recently and as part of the lucreate process (creating the BE on the same zpool), a snapshot was created for one my zones. The problem I'm running into is every night ...
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What is default shell for users in /etc/passwd for Solaris 11?

For a Solaris 11 Server Config Review that I am doing, I have following lines in my /etc/passwd file: root:x:0:0:Super-User:/root:/usr/bin/bash daemon:x:1:1::/: bin:x:2:2::/usr/bin: sys:x:3:3::/: ...
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Fix Solaris 11 GNU tools location for RVM

I am trying to install RVM on a Solaris 11 system, the curl -sSL https://get.rvm.io | bash -s stable went through, but when I actually try to use rvm, it simply stats "ERROR: Missing GNU tools: grep ...
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Solaris SMF Detect Java PermGen?

Is there a way to detect a Java process is out of memory (e.g. PermGen space) and restart it with an SMF contract?
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“zpool create” hangs indefinitely

I have a Solaris 11.1 machine which has some disks attached to it via an expander (LSISAS2X36) through an LSI 1068 controller. The setup used to work quite decently, but as I have added another batch ...
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Why does a failed ZFS disk still seem to work fine?

Two disks just failed in my zpool with read/write errors, so I took them out and inserted them in another host, created a zpool just with them, and filled the file system with dd if=/dev/zero ...
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Choosing a zpool size?

Is there a rule of thumb when to create a new zpool instead of expanding the current? Right now I have 100TB and can either expand with another 100TB or create an extra.
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Adding secondary groups and running processes

I made oracle member of a secondary group. Do I have to restart Oracle before it can write to directories owned by this secondary group?
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omnios install to USB stick or SD card

I am building out a NAS and wanted to try using a Solaris derivative instead of FreeBSD for my ZFS shares. My other NAS devices have FreeNAS installed onto a USB stick, which is nice because it ...
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solaris 9 + metastat + State: Unavailable

please advice I have Netra HW machine with Solaris 9 from metastat command I see the following problems "State: Unavailable" , I give here partial output because the output is very long please ...
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Why is netstat -n different between Solaris and Linux and how can I make it the same?

When I run netstat -n on Solaris I get different results from netstat -n on Linux, even though according to the manual pages in Solaris and Linux the -n flag should do the same thing. My question: ...