Solaris 10 UNIX-based Operating System

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NFS v3 versus v4

I am wondering why NFS v4 would be so much faster than NFS v3 and if there are any parameters on v3 that could be tweaked. I mount a file system sudo mount -o ...
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Used memory on Solaris 10

One more question about memory on Solaris 10. A top shows me that I have 672 MB free memory : 130 processes: 126 sleeping, 2 zombie, 2 on cpu CPU states: 95.1% idle, 3.9% user, 1.0% kernel, 0.0% ...
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syslog-ng on Solaris 10 (how to install and configure)

If anyone has got syslog-ng working on Solaris 10, do you have a set of instructions I could follow to get it installed and working? I tried following this ...
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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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Sun sparc vii m9000

I wanted to understand the CPU architecture of SUN SPARC VII M9000 series servers. prtdiag command shows that it has 8 core attached to a physical CPU. Are these physical cores ? What is L1, L2 and ...
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How to recover free space on deleted files without restarting the referencing processes?

When big files are deleted on a server, the files might still be referenced by processes, so the file system doesn't have more free space. I tried to use lsof, but it seems it didn't list the deleted ...
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solaris : useradd does not work but has exit code 0 [closed]

One of my Solaris 10 servers will not add new users. Existing users are able to log in. The useradd command appears to work normally but it does not add the user. I checked my other Solaris servers ...
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Configuring PHP on Solaris 10 64-bit

We are currently running PHP 5.2.13 on a Solaris 10 server. I need to enable some additional features so I went to run the configure script but I'm getting some errors. I did an 'export ...
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Looking for a USB GSM modem, compatible with Solaris 10 (sparc)

Seven months on SF, and my first question. I do hope someone has an answer, as I'm at my wits' end. I have a Nokia 6310i connected via RS232 cable to a Solaris 10 system, for sending SMS messages ...
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Request user to change password upon login after account reset in Solaris 10

How can I request user to change his password upon login after I reset his account in Solaris 10?
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Perl virtual environments?

Background (not a mandatory read) I started my current job as a web development intern. The guy who was teaching me left half way through and I have basically been left up sh*t creek with only a ...
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Explain load averages on Solaris 10

I understand load averages on Linux, but am a bit mystified by the load averages on a legacy Solaris 10 machine my app runs on. The load averages seem impossibly high. Here's the output. [netcool1 ...
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Solaris 10 vs Solaris 11

How would I decide which one to use? We plan to run our own http/https webserver and also to run sendmail smtp server. We will be using ZFS for boot partition and use ZFS encryption where possible ...
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Viewing the loopback interface on Solaris 10 (using snoop or another tool)

I am trying to use snoop on solaris 10 to detect traffic between a client and server both located on my machine. Question: I just want to verify that I should use the loopback interface for this. ...
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On Solaris, what is a terse way to get the fully qualified domain name (fqdn) for the current host

When I want the fully qualified domain name on Linux, I can write ... hostname --fqdn To get the same thing on Solaris, is it necessary to write ... cut -f 2-3 /etc/hosts | grep ^`hostname`\t | ...
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Solaris 10 ZFS ARC Maxed Out and CPU's Overloaded

We've been running ZFS for a couple years now on Solaris 10 on Oracle M5000 Enterprise server with 32 CPU cores and 256GB of memory. We are running a database/application on this server which appears ...
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How should I monitor memory usage/performance in SunOS/Solaris?

Last week we decided to add some SunOS (uname -a = SunOS bbs-sam-belair 5.10 Generic_127128-11 i86pc i386 i86pc) machines into our running munin instance. First off, the machines are pre-configured ...
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Sparc v440 unable 2 boot after recommended patch install

After installing the October 2011 recommended patch bundle on a Solaris 10 the host fails to boot. The output is {0} ok boot SC Alert: Host System has Reset screen not found. keyboard not found. ...
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Restart just one NIC after IP change?

I just changed the IP address of ixgbe0 like so ipadm delete-if ixgbe0 dladm set-linkprop -p mtu=9000 ixgbe0 ipadm create-if ixgbe0 ipadm create-addr -T static -a 10.10.47.46/16 ixgbe0/v4static and ...
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What part of SMF is likely broken by a hard power down?

At one of my customer sites, the local guy shut down their local Solaris 10 x86 server, pulled the power inputs, moved it, and now it won’t start properly. It boots and then presents a prompt which ...
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Figure out exact Oracle version

I've Solaris 10 with some Oracle on it . How to find exactly, with maximum accuracy what Oracle version installed + what 64 or 32 bit this Oracle supported ? Thanks
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Solaris 10 invalid ARP requests from 0.0.0.0? Link up/down every hour or 2

The guys at the data center where I'm hosting a server running Solaris 10 are telling me that my server is making a lot of invalid arp requests. This is an example of a portion of what was sent to me ...
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Strong Cryptography in Solaris Zone

I'm trying to setup a Kerberos KDC on a Solaris zone but ran into a bit of a problem with the Cryptographic Framework on Solaris 10 even though the packages for strong encryption (SUNWcry & ...
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How can I get my mouse cursor to not keep jumping around?

I'm using a pair of SunRay 2 thin-clients in a dual-head configuration (via SRSS, with Xinerama). On the secondary display, the mouse cursor will sometimes decide to jump to the upper left corner of ...
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OpenSolaris livecd, NForce NIC driver, and NTFS USB mounting

I'm attempting to install OpenSolaris 2009.06 on my server. Before I do I would like to test that everything works and am running in to problems. It has an Abit AN-M2 motherboard with an NForce ...
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Any way to know what files were in a broken ZFS pool?

I have a large ZFS pool of 4 combined drives. Now, the filesystem can not be mounted: pool: tank state: UNAVAIL status: One or more devices could not be opened. There are insufficient ...
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Where is the arp_cleanup_interval variable in Solaris 11?

In Solaris 10 I can configure (and audit) the arp_cleanup_interval variable using the following command: $ ndd -get /dev/arp arp_cleanup_interval 300000 In Solaris 11 (Express and Release) the same ...
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How to force Perl use /bin/ksh instead of /bin/sh?

I am migrating from AIX to Solaris 10, but the version of /bin/sh there is so old, that our scripts does not work. Can I somehow force perl to execute commands in `` via different shell (in my case, ...
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Add routes permanently to Solaris 10

I need to add several static routes to a solaris 10 box. On Solaris 9, I've always made these persist across reboots by adding an init script to reapply the route. With solaris 10, adding a service to ...
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How to detect if a machine is virtualized or not

I have Linux, AIX, SunOs & HP-UX machines, I want to detect if the machine is virtual or not. So far I found this article which helped me get this information on Linux: dmesg | grep -i virtual ...
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How to exploit data being written to file

I am trying to show that taking data as an input and writing directly to a file without parsing, checking or sanitizing it is a security risk. Can anyone show an example of how this can be exploited. ...
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CPU utilization is low but swapped out processes and blocked processes is high

We're facing intermittent periods of 100% CPU utilization. Server Configuration:HP DL580 G7 (4 Processor with 8 cores each; 128GB memory.) Operating System: Solaris 10_x86 update 9 Application: ...
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Unable to start Apache2 service on Solaris 10

This is a default installation of Solaris 10 x86. No tweaks or customization. 1) I first enable apache2. bash-3.00# svcadm enable apache2 2) Restart apache2 bash-3.00# svcadm restart apache2 3) ...
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Performance issue with JVM (1.6.0_22) invoking OS command on Solaris 10

My high-level problem is my build tool (Maven) which became suddenly very slow on a Solaris 10 environment. A build which was taking 8 minutes now takes 50 minutes. I narrowed this problem down to a ...
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Crontab on Solaris 10

I was trying to execute the following: root@sol10 # /lib/svc/method/svc-cron root@sol10 # /usr/sbin/cron: GenMacKey: not found I would like to know how to generate GenMacKey. Better still my ...
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Solaris mounting partitions

I'm trying to mount a partition in solaris 10... bash-3.00# mount /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s3 /data mount: /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s3 is already mounted or /data is busy As far as I know c0t0d0s3 isn't already ...
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How to monitor RAID in Solaris 10 x86 on PowerEdge 2650 with PERC 3/Di

I have a PowerEdge 2650 with the PERC 3/Di RAID controller. The OS installed is Solaris 10 8/07 U4. Currently RAID is configured through the BIOS and it works fine, but I have no way to monitor ...
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How to successfully compile lsof on Solaris 10?

The pre-compiled packages of lsof for Solaris (e.g. from Blastwave or sunfreeware) do not show the ports open, such as when using the options : "-Pni". The wisdom of the creator of lsof is that we ...
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txt file descriptor in lsof

In my experience, files that have the file descriptor of txt in lsof output are the executable file itself and shared objects. The lsof man page says that it means "program text (code and data)". ...
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Copy sparcv9 directory contents? JDK 7 install on Solaris 10

I have installed JDK 7 from archive on a Solaris 10 machine. /usr/jdk/instances/jdk1.7.0_25 Executing ./bin/sparcv9/java executes well. I've attempted to copy ./bin/sparcv9/* to ./bin. That is how ...
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Solaris 10: How do I get to the {ok} prompt from here?

My Sparc box which is running Solaris 10 stopped working due (I think) to a power outage. Now I can't get it to boot up. I'm not interested in trying to recover the contents of the hard-disk. I just ...
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Solaris 10 (U10) Live upgrade not working

I have a server that's currently running Solaris 10 (9/10), and I wanted to upgrade it to (8/11). It is on a SPARC system, with a ZFS mirrored pool. I just installed solaris live upgrade pakages from ...
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How to change controller numbering/enumeration in Solaris 10?

After moving a Solaris 10 server to a new machine, the rpool disk is now c1t0d0. We have some third party applications hard coded for c0t0d0. How can I change the controller enumeration on this ...
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Execute a Perl script after reboot on Solaris 10

During my activities on Solaris 10 machine I need twice reboot the Solaris unit and after reboot I'd like to run several scripts. Before first reboot I store in /etc/rc3.d/S99myScript some bash ...
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Sun Netra T1 AC200 installation

I'm a newbie in Sun server deployment. I would like to setup solaris 10 on a Sun Netra T1 AC200 (without cdrom device and vga card). I've an 'Ethernet to DB9' cable to setup solaris using my laptop ...
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Automating silent software deployments on Solaris 10

Essentially, the question I'd like to ask is related to the automation of software package deployments on Solaris 10. Specifically, I have a set of software components in tar files that run as daemon ...
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how can be switch from prefork to worker MPM in running apache on solaris10

bash-3.00# /usr/apache2/bin/httpd -l Compiled in modules: core.c prefork.c http_core.c mod_so.c bash-3.00# bash-3.00# /usr/apache2/bin/httpd -v Server version: Apache/2.0.63 Server built: ...
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permissions differ in single and multi user modes

file permission for /home when seen from multi user mode is r-xr-xr-x but when logged in as single user mode it shows as rwxr-xr-x Please any one can help in this case
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Exit from SP mode on SUN FIR X2270

i have sun fire x2270 , iam able to log in on sp mode and here i want to start my console mean i want the access of # mode. -> cd /SP/console /SP/console -> start Are you sure you want to start ...
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“cannot receive new filesystem stream: invalid backup stream” error when unpacking flash archive on solaris 10

I've searched around but i'm having no luck with some peculiar behavior with a flash archive. I'm using HP Server Automation 9.14 to deploy the OS. I'm creating a Solaris 10 flash archive to create ...