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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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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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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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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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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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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: ...
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NFS mount still connected even after box is disconnected from network

I have a mount between a RHEL 5.6 and a Solaris 6 box acting as the NFS server. My mount options are simply rw,intr. When I disconnect the RHEL linux box from the network I am still able to write ...
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Check processor status- check processor/cpu status and failed/off status

I want to Check processor status- check processor/cpu status and failed/off status so for that I used command prtdiag and want to fetch the cpu status only from that. how can i do that?
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SPARC T4, Solaris 11, no access to internet, how to install system headers (or a working compiler)

I need to compile a C program on SPARC T4-1 (Solaris 11) machine that has been deployed to customer network, and it no longer has access to the Internet. Originally during the setup, compilation ...
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How often should I defrag ZFS pools?

I ZFS scrub once a month which takes ~24 hours for the 72TB. For what I can find about how often I should scrub is: very busy pools, once per week not so busy pools, once per month or run a scrub, ...
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ndbd on solaris 5.10 can not allocate more than 4gb heap

I have a 2 data node mysql-cluster with 16gb memory and 10gb datamemory. I am trying to add two new data nodes on solaris 5.10 64 bit 16g ram machines. But I can't start the data nodes with more than ...
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Solaris non-global zone knowing its global zone

It's my understanding that it is not possible for a non-global zone to determine its global zone, however running this on the global zone creates a file called /etc/global-zone-name in all running ...
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VNC Server using different GUI to localmachine?

When I started a VNCServer instance on my machine it seems to be using an older version of Solaris GUI. However when I go down to the server room and login locally to the machine I get a nice newer ...
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Cannot set up blueimp jquery upload server for Node using SMF on SmartOS

I set up a node blueimp jquery file upload server on a Joyent cloud SmartOS SmartMachine (nodejs 13.1.0) instance. It works fine if I manually start it using the command ...
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solaris how identified which nfs client are mounting a share

We have a solaris nfs server and we have a share that was shared to everyone, now i would like to know which clients are mounting this share, on linux i can use showmount -a nfsserver, but on solaris ...
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How to make Solaris rescan disk info after hotswap?

I'm running a SmartOS-based ZFS NAS, with a bunch of SATA disks directly connected to the logic board (no fancy disk controller / backplane or anything). A 1.5 TB disk in my zpool recently failed. ...
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Optmize server access for LAN and WAN (Internet Access)

I am trying to optimize my server so that accessing the local network as well as the internet. The OS is Solaris 9 running on a SUN V210 Connecting outside takes a long time, with sometimes there is ...
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AD Login to Solaris Zone Periodically Not Working

I have a Solaris 11.1 zone named "AZone". I have the zone joined to an Active Directory domain (Windows Server 2008) with the goal of users being able to use their AD account to log in to the Solaris ...
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zfs: zpool space map thrashing - ever fixed?

For zpools which are rather full and/or very fragmented I use to enable metaslab debugging (echo metaslab_debug/W1 | mdb -kw) to avoid space map thrashing and the resulting severe write performance ...
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kernel warning disk error for command write - solaris svm

Recently this warning came up on my message logs, scsi: [ID 107833 kern.warning] WARNING: /pci@1c,600000/scsi@2/sd@0,0 (sd0): Oct 27 00:14:44 Error for Command: write(10) Error Level:Retryable ...
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How to see all nics in Solaris 8/9

I have a questions regarding how to see all NICS in the solaris 8/9 SPARC boxes. Even if they are active/inactive. dladm show-link command does not work. cat /etc/path_to_inst could but it's hard to ...
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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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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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Multiple $TTL statements in bind DNS zone file

I'm using a socks proxy to connect to servers using another application. The proxy, which runs on Solaris 10. The server hosting the proxy is configured to use our own internal DNS server (bind) to ...
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Solaris10 Hard Disk Information

I am trying to inventory hard disk information remotely (serial number, disk size, manufacturer...) but am having trouble. I know the drive(s) are configured under a raid controller, but can I view ...
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What are the various ways to backup an MySQL server? [closed]

I am trying to figure out how someone backed up our database. We had a person working for us who was able to backup the database on a server without having mysql client or mysqldump installed on the ...
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High load with low CPU usage and low IO usage on Solaris with ZFS and MySQL

I have a Solaris 10 x86_64 system running MySQL 5.5. Under heavy usage times, we're getting very slow responses from the database: slow queries running into minutes that normally return in sub-second ...
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Configuring LACP between OpenIndiana (Solaris) and a Cisco C3560

I am running OpenIndiana (oi_151a8) and have two NICs aggregated using LACP connected to a Cisco WS-C3560G-48TS. Both the server and the switch show the aggregate link as up. But while link layer ...
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Why am I getting only 1gbps between Solaris and VMware?

I have a VMWare ESXi 5.1.0 (build 1065491) host running a Solaris (OpenIndiana) VM as a guest. I have created a private vSwitch for NFS traffic between ESXi and Solaris. The Solaris VM has the VMware ...
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GCC missing from Solaris 11, and server already deployed (no access to internet)

I'm having a peculiar problem, where a server has already been deployed, and it's no longer connected to the network. For it's original purpose, it didn't need any C/C++ compiling tools, and thus ...
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Allow socket connection in Solaris

I have 2 solaris machines and I have an application that opens a socket via port 8556, but for some reason the connection keeps getting refused. When I run a netstat command on the second server ...
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Error accesing shared folder in Samba

Im using Solaris 10 with Samba 3.6.6. When I tried to access a share folder I get following error. 2013/08/27 02:43:38.450317, 4] smbd/reply.c:794(reply_tcon_and_X) Client requested device type ...
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Solaris 10 sendmail won't execute my program in /etc/aliases without setuid root

I have a program that gets called when an incoming email arrives on a Solaris 10 machine by using /etc/aliases. So far the only way to get sendmail to execute this program is to set the the setuid bit ...
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Correct way to modify startup options for svc:/network/finger:default in Solaris 10?

I want to make "finger" harmless on Solaris 10, and I see this in the man page; OPTIONS fingerd supports the following option. -s Enable secure mode. Deny forwarding of queries to other ...