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Modify default PATH environment variable in Solaris 10

I know I could modify /etc/profile.. but is there a better way? I know /etc/profile will affect terminals but I want all processes to be affected. crontab, service manager, startup scripts, etc.. ...
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Remote X-windows between new RHEL5 and old Solaris 8

I have a very small lab network with three boxes: a modern x86-based RHEL3 box, an x86-based RHEL5 box, and a 1998-vintage SPARC Ultra5 with Solaris 8. I can use ssh -X to run a program on the RHEL5 ...
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Sun Solaris Server Voltage issue

I have a sun solaris server which die off recently due to voltage issue Checking with sun solaris support personnel the cost is like 5k or 6k per maintence year support. I am wondering whether it is ...
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Does Solaris ipfilter simply stop filtering if it is not running?

There is a service for ipfilter which can be disabled or enabled. However, I am concerned that ipfilter might be a processes which would stop filtering if it was killed, crashed or otherwise not ...
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Solaris: Is it OK to disable font services?

Is it OK to disable these services? # svcs -l '*font*' fmri svc:/application/font/stfsloader:default name Standard Type Services Framework (STSF) Font Server loader enabled true ...
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Solaris: Prevent reverse DNS lookups except by using /etc/hosts

When running commands like netstat or snoop,, I would like not to reverse lookup because there are cases when either the number converts to name which converts to different number or the number ...
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Solaris syslog.conf. What are root and operator?

In /etc/syslog.conf #ident "@(#)syslog.conf 1.5 98/12/14 SMI" /* SunOS 5.0 */ # # Copyright (c) 1991-1998 by Sun Microsystems, Inc. # All rights reserved. # # syslog configuration file. ...
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/etc/hosts: What is loghost? (fresh install of Solaris 10 update 9)

# # Internet host table # ::1 localhost 127.0.0.1 localhost XX.XX.XX.XX myserver loghost What is the purpose of loghost? If it was not for having loghost in there, ...
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netstat on fresh install of Solaris 10 update 9

I am attempting to decipher the below output bash-3.00$ netstat -a UDP: IPv4 Local Address Remote Address State -------------------- -------------------- ---------- *.sunrpc ...
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Solaris NFS: user permissions

I am very new to NFS. I would like to make sure I am clear. If the NFS server shares a directory rw,, and all the files in the directory are permissions 700 and user/group for those files is ...
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Download Sun Studio via CLI

Can anybody please guide me how to download the sun studio from CLI. I was using wget and lynx programs but not worked. As I have only SSH access to my server and I cant not download it on local ...
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Mounting Solaris UFS partition on Debian(with FreeBSD kernel)

I have some disks that were being used on a Solaris system. The disks are formatted as UFS. I attached them to a Debian system (with FreeBSD kernel. Debian/kFreeBSD), but I cannot mount them. $ ...
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Diagnosing Solaris 8 server memory and swap space usage

Essentially, my question is related to memory allocation for Solaris virtual machines. I am running a couple of old Sun ONE 6 Java web servers on two Solaris 8 virtual machines. I see that there's a ...
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TCP failure on Solaris

I recently ran into a problem where a Solaris server could not establish a TCP socket on port 2126. From a packet capture I see this (note: A is a Solaris server, B is a router): A sends SYN to B ...
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What is the difference between /dev/dsk and /dev/rdsk?

It appears that ZFS interacts with /dev/dsk. I have had success duplicating drive contents one slice at a time using a command similar to cat /dev/rdsk/c1t3d0s0 > /dev/rdsk/c1t4d0s0.
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Perl module error on solaris-10

I have installed perl and pm_dbdmysql perl module on solaris-10. I have a perl script which makes the mysql DB connection to a diff server and runs some queries and returns the results. Its working ...
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Solaris disk types: Ramdisk, hard disk, SVM mirror volume.. Are there any others?

I am particularly interested if there are any network mounted disk types that can be used in ZFS.
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SNMP monitoring of iostat on a Solaris 10 server?

I'm looking at the System Management Agent resources which gives guidance to the Solaris SNMP tools however after extensive googling I can't find any OID reference list or details on what can be ...
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Is new Solaris 10 media licensed to upgrade old Solaris 10 installs?

I've got some Sun hardware that's out of the warranty period. I'd like to install the latest patches, without the $1000/yr/CPU support contract. Is the Solaris 10 media kit licensed for upgrades of ...
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How do you add a 100ms delay to all IP traffic from a Solaris 9 box?

I need to add 100ms delay to all IP traffic from my Solaris 9 box. How do I do it? Best Regards Howard
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UFS filesystem creation date

How can I find out when a UFS filesystem was created on a Solaris 8 machine?
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Know when a user logs on Solaris 10

I have a service that starts up at boot time that monitors a UPS. Each time a user logs in, I need to display a dialog saying that the UPS is connected, disconnected, etc. Is there a way my ...
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Postfix whitelisting several email domain

is there any way to whitelist certain email domain in postfix ? eg. whitelisting (Hotmail.com. msn.com, Linkedin.com, gmail.com and yahoo.*) ? this is for postfix install on my solaris box Thanks.
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diff command for comparing files more than 2GB in solaris?

how to run recursively diff command for comparing files of file size more than 2GB in solaris?
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mod_userdir permission denied

I installed apache2 on my opensolaris server and enabled mod_userdir, but when I browse to ~userdir I get 403 error even though public_html is set to world-readable, how should I fix it?
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Using nohup on Solaris 10

I need to transfer a large number of files over SFTP (only between Solaris servers) which takes a very long time. I cannot keep my PC on for this duration. I tried: nohup sftp server1 While the ...
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How to delete all mail in solaris

I have bunch of mails in my solaris account 107 letters found in /var/mail/icinga, 1 scheduled for deletion, 0 newly arrived 107 d 2886 MAILER-DAEMON Fri Jun 11 00:39:39 2010 > 106 2895 ...
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sharemgr with smb hates file system mount points?

I've migrated my zfs pool back into Solaris 11. I'd been happily sharing files on linux with ZFS-fuse and samba before, and FreeBSD 8.1 using samba before that. I have some data sets within data sets ...
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The change in die ulimit on Solaris 10 Sparc Server

I do want to change ulimit -n to a higher value on an Online-Banking Server, which is very sensible. I can't afford to any kind of disruption on this server. I do want to know, can I do these changes ...
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Solaris 10 server seems to be shutting down by itself

Every few weeks one of our Solaris 10 servers becomes unresponsive. I can telnet to port 22 and get the SSH banner but I am unable to actually establish an SSH connection to it. It's a Dell R610 so I ...
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exclude all hidden files and directories in solaris

Unix newbie could use your help. I'm using Solaris 10 and need to find all files, excluding all hidden files and directories. The ultimate goal is to put this in a script that will delete files 60+ ...
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Solaris 10 shared-ip zone networking woe: connections get in (slowly) but they don't get out

I'm having network problems with a Solaris shared-ip zone -- connections in are painfully slow; connections out fail (save that the pinging the global zone by IP address from the local zone gets one ...
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Solaris JumpStart JET server

I have configured the Jump Start installation on Solaris-10u9 which is running fine except one problem. i.e the registration page that is been included in new releases and I am unable to avoid it ...
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Solaris Custom Jump Start Installation

I have configured the custom solaris jumpstart installation server. But it asks me for prompts at: Asks from a menu of 6 which installer to use, either 1. Interactive, 2. Custom jumpstart etc... ...
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how can Solaris format write to a disk without a vtoc being present?

Facts: VTOC (or EFI) is required to access slices of a disk device s2 slice is used to access whole disk (including VTOC on the disk beginning) new disk device comes without VTOC system: Solaris 10 ...
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Solaris Network troubleshooting

I'm currently running snv_129 (EON NAS image). I think I have somehow shorted one of my PHYs and I'm trying to debug the issue. /etc/hostname.rge0 192.168.250.20 /etc/hostname.rge1 ...
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Solaris tcp_keepalive_abort_interval

There is a section in Solaris reference manual for tcp_keepalive_abort_interval. However, it doesn't appear in ndd /dev/tcp \? listing. # uname -srvmpi SunOS 5.10 Generic_142909-17 sun4us sparc ...
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kerberos error when active-directory user connects to Solaris machine

I have configured two CentOS machines to authenticate via kerberos and LDAP to Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory. I am now trying to do the same to a Solaris 10u9 (without upgrades to Kerberos ...
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how to create ufs filesystem more than 2tb in solaris?

how to create ufs filesystem more than 2tb in solaris?
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Solaris 10 Jumpstart the interactive installer

With Solaris 10, can I use jumpstart to partially define the system and have the installer then prompt the user for anything else? This would be like the kickstart file behaviour for RHEL's Anaconda ...
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Solaris 10: Ability to Drop UDP 162 Packets

We've been having issues recently with bad servers spewing traps and flooding our SNMP Trap Server The SNMP Trap server is running Solaris 10 with no Firewall installed. I'd like to know if there is ...
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Apache Crashes Every Night Due To “Too Many Open Files”

I am running a SmartMachine on Joyent. I beleive these are some sort of virtual machine running Solaris. We have a web application on this machine running on Apache, PHP, and MySQL. It handles our ...
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Assigning a particular no of cores to a Weblogic instance

Using virtualization we have built LDOMS in a single Solaris box, where each LDOM has 8 Cores and 12 GB of RAM. We have a Weblogic app server instance (managed server) running on this LDOM where we ...
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Is there a generic way to tell if a username is valid on a Unix-like given system?

I'm looking for a cross-platform way of determining whether or not a username and groupname is valid. The platforms are Linux, Solaris, Aix, and HPUX. It would need to work whether the user/group is ...
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Solaris ufs forcedirectio

I have oracle database on a Solaris 9 box. Oracle datafiles are stored on the ufs filesystem mounted with forcedirectio. So I'm using now only Oracle Buffer Cache. question: is it good idea to ...
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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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How to isolate a Solaris non-global zone in terms of resources

What are the best practices of setting up a non-global zone in Solaris 10 so that resources like CPU, memory, disk, etc. are capped? The intention is to isolate the zone so it doesn't use too much of ...
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How can I add one disk to an existing raidz zpool?

I have an OpenSolaris server with a zpool backupz comprised of four SCSI drives: -bash-3.2# zpool status backupz pool: backupz state: ONLINE scrub: none requested config: NAME ...
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JBOD SAS adapter for Solaris/Nexenta on Dell PowerEdge 2950?

Given: One or more available Dell PowerEdge 2950 servers The desire to deploy ZFS iSCSI storage using Nexenta or Solaris ZFS uses software RAID Dell's PERC 5 RAID controllers do not support JBOD ...
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Why pay for UNIX?

I'm fairly new to Unicies. With the advent of GNU/Linux and BSDs, what are the reasons for companies to prefer AIX, Solaris and other commercial systems?