Solaris is a Unix operating system originally developed by Sun Microsystems (currently owned by Oracle) as a rebranding of SunOS 4.1.x in 1991.

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Detecting multihomed machine

Is there a way to reliably detect whether or not a machine is multi-homed? I'd like to be able to write a script that will return a true or false regarding that information.
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Warnings about read-only filesystems while installing a solaris package

I have a solaris machine that I am trying to install Perl 5.12 as well as gcc and make to get CPAN working. I downloaded the packages from sun freeware, and was able to install gcc. When I tried to ...
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Solaris service status and dependencies

I'm creating service manifests for MySQL and a WebLogic service that depends on the MySQL service. I want all of them to use the management model "wait" (run a process in the foreground). I have some ...
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Solaris 10 boot from cd-rom

I am trying to start up my solaris server using the newly downloaded iso written on a CD. The iso name is sol-10-u9-ga-sparc-dvd.iso When we started the server, logging in as root then tried to boot ...
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stty: : Invalid argument

I am telnet-ing into a Solaris machine and I'm getting the above error with my scripts. I realize this is a common problem, and the solution is to check for the line 'stty erase ^H' within my profile, ...
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How to trace a process to original user?

Say, on a Solaris server, user1 logs in, switches to someother user, say sruser, using su - and then starts a process of id X. And then another user user2 logs in, switches to sruser the same way and ...
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How difficult will it be to determine, get and apply latest patches to Solaris 8

I have a Sun Ultra Enterprise 2 running Solaris 8 (Generic_108528-11). This hasn't had any patches applied for years. I just now got the configuration right for connecting to the internet through my ...
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ls and vim color on SunOS 5.8/Solaris 8

I want to use ls and vim with color on Sunos 5.8 SunOS 5.8 Generic_117350-11 sun4u sparc SUNW,Sun-Blade-2500 I have installed ls (GNU coreutils) 6.9 and vim 7.2 In ~/.cshrc: setenv TERM sun-color ...
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Do Solaris 10 and 11 still use slab allocation for their kernel memory allocator

If not, what do they use. Please provide a source.
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sh and grep numbers only

I'm facing a problem and trying to find a solution that works in sh. If I could use bash this code would work: ls /a|grep ^[0-9] Unfortunately this is not the case with sh, and yes I need to use ...
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Solaris11: Alternative to xVM Hypervisor?

AFAIK, support for the xVM Hypervisor - basically Xen - has been dropped in Solaris 11. Is there an alternative/replacement for it? How does it compare to Xen? Obviously there is zones if you want ...
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Solaris disk failed, how to remove it?

I have a system with Solaris 10. One of the internal disks is broken: c0t0d0s2 auto:sliced rootdisk1_1 rootdg online c0t0d0s2 - c0t1d0s2 auto - ...
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Can i update my commands( like awk,sed) to the latest release in solaris?

bash-3.00# awk '{print NR}' f1.txt 1 2 3 4 but FNR does not print anything. awk '{print FNR}' f1.txt the above line does not gives me any output,seems that the awk that i am having in my ...
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Is there any impact of reaping zombie processes?

I will execute following command for reaping zombie /usr/bin/preap $(ps -ef | grep defunct | grep -v grep | awk '{ print $2 }' | xargs) Is there any service impact of this approach ?
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Is crontab related to server performance?

I am using Solaris 10, and I am adding many cronjobs to my server's crontab. Currently I have 30 cronjobs in my crontab. one cronjob takes 8 hours to complete ,one other cron job takes 5 hours to ...
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Can not find link to download OpenSolaris source code

I want to understand how OpenSolaris ptools(process tools) works. How exactly pstack, pmap, pargs etc works, but I can't find any link to its full source code. I can only find an online version of ...
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`solaris + xargs command for solaris

the command find /tmp -name 'core*' -type f -print0 | xargs -0 works fine on Linux, but xargs -0 option is not legal on Solaris what is the equivalent option ( xargs? ) for Solaris 10 second ...
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“Access denied” when logging to Solaris virtual machine using ssh

I have got a Solaris 10 on a VMware virtual machine in Windows. This is what I did: 1) Installed PuTTY. 2) Checked whether ssh is running or or not in my Solaris desktop as below: bash-3.00# ps ...
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Prompt “-bash-3.2$” vs. “bash-3.2$” in SunOS 5.10

When I log into a server running SunOS 5.10, my prompt initially is "-bash-3.2$" Then when I run the following commands, I can see that the prompt is slightly different after typing bash (it no ...
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What's the meaning of NP and UP in the password field of the shadow file

I found some entries in a shadow file whose meaning I don't understand. user:UP::::::: user1:NP::::::: What does UP and NP mean? In addition to those 2, the same shadow file has the normal hashed ...
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solaris 10 + display 2 lines after match by grep?

I want to match for example: The string e1000g0 from the lltconfig -a list , and then to display the two lines after the string e1000g0 so I get only the lines: Node 0 du1a : ...
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What are the dangers of setting a high limit to max File Descriptors per process?

I'm working on an old legacy application, and I commonly come across certain settings that no one around cam explain. Apparently at some point, some processes in the application were hitting the max ...
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Can't add swap file on solaris

I'm trying to add a swap file on Solaris 10. I have already created a 2GB file swap.file. Then, I add a swap file with the command: swap -a /swap.file which shows an error: /swap.file: size is ...
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How to bind emacs abort to key

This is from a .el file loaded in my .emacs file. What do you think? ;;; Sun keyboard bindings ;; the below line does not work: ;; when <cancel> is pressed, the minibuffer echoes "Quit" ;; but ...
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Solaris zone removal and transformation

I have a Solaris server which has two zones on it. I need to remove one zone and change the remaining zone into the server's main operating system. What is the best way to do this? I was thinking ...
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Shell scripts Linux -> Solaris conversion guide

I've developed a few Bash scripts on a LFS system which should now be made to work on a minimal installation of Sun Solaris 10. Is there a guide somewhere with at least some general tips for ...
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How to create a gnu tarball that can be extracted by solaris tar

I am maintaining a legacy cygwin (with GNU tar v1.21) system and a legacy Solaris 9 system. The configuration of the Solaris 9 system is fixed and cannot be upgraded (i.e. I can't install gnu tar for ...
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List all open '.log' files in *nix

There are times as a system administrator, you might not be sure of the log file paths of a new application. Depending on the system, there may be multiple ways to find the same. Please share the ...
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Cursor keys in bash in dtterm don't work as expected

I am trying to remap some of my keyboard shortcuts in bash. The problem is that when I try to display key code using Ctrl-V, not all keys work. For example, Typing Ctrl-V, then Home moves the terminal ...
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Is there a PAM Standard?

Related to a StackOverflow question I have. Since it's more or less really a SO question through and through, I won't go into the whole spiel. My platform question is this: Is there an industry ...
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Solaris - permanently update PATH for all users

I have installed JDK and Groovy on my Solaris 11 machine. I would now like to set things up so that the PATH variable would contain the bin directories whenever I open a shell. It is my understanding ...
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print last field from line + alternative for awk

Due to technical reason on my Solaris machine, I can't use awk in order to print the last field in line. What are the other alternatives to awk that print the last field from line (using cut or tr ...
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Filesystem type on Solaris 5.10

How can I get the file system type for each device on Solaris 5.10? I tried mount with no args but that only listed each mount point, similar to df. Also, how can I find where a specific directory ...
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Per Socket network Buffer queues utilization

Is there a way to get a per-socket send and receive Queues utilization on Solaris similar to the way that Linux' netstat displays it? Example on Linux: Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address ...
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Is there any handy command line tool to manage Cron jobs?

Would someone suggest any handy command line (NOT web) tool or script which adds, enables and disables Cron jobs? I am looking, for example, for the following (or similar) behavior: sh manageCron.sh ...
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Does Solaris have an equivalent to /etc/ld.so.conf?

I compiled a package for Solaris 11 Express that has some library dependencies, which I also compiled from source and installed in the usual /usr/local. (And Solaris doesn't even have /usr/local ...
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SSH Do not connect even with publickeys installed

I'm trying to connect two servers. I got the id_dsa.pub key from user john from server A and paste into authorized_keys of user mike from server B. Then I tried to connect from server A to server B ...
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solaris awk problems with date and if statements

I have daily files that come in via FTP with incorrect dates in the first column of the file. I have figured out how to deduct one day to derive the correct date and print this to a new file. The main ...
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How do find the LDAP connection details that the Solaris box uses to authenticate users?

The Solaris box is configured to use LDAP and has no local user accounts. This is the output of the nsswitch.conf file: bash-3.2$ less /etc/nsswitch.conf passwd: files [NOTFOUND=continue] ldap ...
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Why is the output of find sorted in Cygwin but not in Solaris?

I wonder why find does not behave in the same way in Solaris as in Cygwin or Linux. I have a bunch of directories that have files called CS##########. Each # is a digits but there are always 10 ...
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How can I identify the total files open by userid

Yesterday one of the users on our system had a poorly formed script that consumed all the space in one of our file systems. Through a lot of trial and error, I was able to identify the user and kill ...
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What is the difference between cmask and umask?

What is the difference between the umask setting that can be found in /etc/profile and the cmask setting that can be found in /etc/default/init? What is the difference between the two? When will one ...
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How to ensure that anonymous FTP has been disabled on a Solaris 10 system?

What line in which configuration files in the /etc/ftpd directory do I have to check to ensure that anonymous FTP has been disabled? From my understanding now, to ensure that anonymous FTP is ...
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Send the Output of an HTML file within the email body using mailx

Problem Statement:- Currently I am sending an email using mailx by attaching an html file within the email. But I want to send an email using mailx command instead of attaching the html file in an ...
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Solaris 11: how to get pkg properties in machine readable format

I would like to be able to extract (from within a shell script) the attributes of an IPS package. Basically I'm after exact same information as is listed with the pkg info command, but unfortunately ...
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How to shut down or reboot a machine? [on different OSes]

What parameters do the "shutdown" command [or other command?] NEED, TO BE SURE that the machine reboots or shuts down for SURE? e.x.: version for Linux: # cat /etc/SuSE-release SUSE Linux ...
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Solaris Command to Stop Listening on a Port

I have a legacy application (that I do not control) that occasionally crashes without properly closing the ports it is listening on. Is there a Solaris command to stop listening on a given port, ...
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Can't register or update Solaris 11 Express

Trying the x86 live CD, installed it on a VirtualBox virtual machine, network connectivity and guest additions are OK. The "Register" link (which they imply is needed to get updates) gets me to an ...
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How do I send all information in /var/adm/message file to a remote system?

I'm trying to figure out how to send all information that is normally identified in the /var/adm/message file on a Solaris system to a remote system.
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Regex to find NFS filesystems that aren't being mounted with nosuid, except for ones with special needs

I have a script that runs the command mount -v 2>/some/file, which I then parse with another script using the following regex: ^.*[\ \t]+type[\ \t]+nfs(?![\ \t]+.*\b(?:nosuid|nosetuid)\b).* The ...