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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Changing LDAP server preference on Solaris 10

I've recently inherited a new environment running Solaris 10 and I was looking for information on how to change the LDAP server preference on an LDAP client, namely through modifying the ...
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Cannot install zone on Solaris 11

I am trying to install a zone on Solaris 11. I am using these instructions. I get up to Listing 2 when the error occurs. # zoneadm -z testzone install The following ZFS file system(s) have ...
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Permissions (ACL) to allow creation of new files only - are extended attributes also needed?

I want to use a directory as a sort of drop-off point, similar to the Public folder in each Mac OS X home directory, that is: certain users (or everyone) should be able to create new files inside this ...
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Can file handles be translated to filenames?

Is there a tool for translating file handles to file names on Solaris 10? I've looked around and found several scripts including the one at: http://heim.ifi.uio.no/kjetilho/hacks/fhfind.perl ...
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Using interface file with LP and txt2pdf utility to transform print file to PDF

Our legacy application uses LP commands on Solaris 5.10 to print report files to printers throughout our org. However, now we have a remote location that won't have access to a printer (at least not ...
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Notify user of account lockout at login (Solaris)

When logging into solaris, the user will normally get a username+password prompt. If the password entered is wrong the prompt just re-appears, and it will just keep going without providing any ...
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ZFS allocation algorithm

I'm looking for a way to know which algorithm ZFS is using to find free blocks. By default there are two algorithms: Best Fit First Fit These are automatically changed once a threshold is passed ...
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guest owns NIC, host and other guests access via NAT

OK, this is a bit complicated. On my host OS, when Guest1 is running, I want any incoming connections to go to guest1. So from the outside the system looks like guest1. But I still need to access ...
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Dual boot Solaris and Linux

I have a laptop running Oracle Solaris and Gentoo Linux. First I installed Gentoo Linux. I used GPT partitioning scheme. In order to boot Gentoo Linux I have GRUB 2. Then I installed Solaris 11.1. ...
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Move boot disk on SAN storage on Solaris 10

I'm looking for some infos/official docs/howto for migrating boot disks in a production enviroment server from internal disks to SAN on Solaris 10. It's possible for every kind of hw? It's also ...
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Installing GnuPG on Solaris -— failed

i have Solaris SunOS 5.10 Generic_147441-01 i86pc i386 i86pc Solaris trying to install GnuPG on it i have referred these sites for it http://gnupg.org/ ...
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What is the equivalent of /usr/share/misc on Solaris?

The Linux Filesystem Hierarchy Standard has the following to say: This directory contains miscellaneous architecture-independent files which don't require a separate subdirectory under /usr/share. ...
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Sendmail configuration with user mapping on Solaris

I have the following: host1.intra.net which has sendmail and users: user1, user2 & user3. It is running SunOS 5.10. host2.intra.net which has SMTP server. No authentication, no encryption. Email ...
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Surge CP overload but low CPU usage. Got log in issue on web application when it happens. why?

I am unable to login to solaris server via GUI mode. We have checked and found that the DB/oracle session was hung up. GUI was not able to connect to Oracle DB . After clearing the hung counters from ...
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socat for sharing serial port from linux to solaris

I'm trying to share serial port from linux box to solaris 10 box (solaris machine don't have serial port). While doing the same commands from linux box (modem-server) to other linux box - everything ...
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logadm permission issue in Solaris

Facing the following issue in a solaris box while using logadm tool . It is showing me permission denied error . -> logadm -w princelog /html/web/www.log -C 3 -s 500m -z 0 logadm: Error: ...
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In a Sun Disk Label scheme, what are partitions of type E and F?

I am working with an image (dd) of an HDD removed from a Sun server that was in use circa 2006. Using fdisk on a Debian system to view the partition table it shows 3 partitions: Partition 2: A type ...
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How can I check or fix broken hardware links? “mount: no such device”

I have a SunBlade1000 running SunOS5.8 and I have a usb cradle from StarTech.com attached to it with a 1TB and a 2TB HDD from Seagate. The 1TB mounted just fine and is currently being written to. The ...
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ACL doesn't always get inherited

Solaris platform. why is it that "sometimes" a file copied into a directory that has a default ACL attribute does not inherit that ACL? Other times it does.
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How to run a setuid program on Solaris 10?

I have a Solaris 10 system: # uname -a SunOS edddev03 5.10 Generic_150400-04 sun4v sparc SUNW,SPARC-Enterprise-T5120 I wrote a program printing the uid: # cat getuid.c int main (void) { printf ...
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Installing HDF5-1.8.13 on Solaris 11 - failed

I'm trying to install HDF5-1.8.13 on a Virtual Machine running Solaris 11. After downloading/unzip the source package, I ran $CC='gcc -m64' ./configure --prefix=[my installation path] The ...
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how install asterisk in Unix

Bonjour, I get an error that can help me : bash-3.2# gmake install ..... gmake[1]: Entering directory `/asterisk-1.4.2/sounds' --2015-03-19 20:19:38-- ...
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Webserver on Solaris 10 + zones. How to do it properly?

I have 1 real IP and many websites. Initial idea was to separate each website into it's own exclusive-ip (vnic) non-global zone. MySQL server have it's own non-global zone. Question is: what is the ...
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ZFS datasets attribute inheritance

I have a ZFS filesystem on a Solaris system. In one pool I have an ISCSI share and an NFS share. zfs list tank 1,01G 2,88G 24,0K /tank tank/nfs 24,0K 2,88G ...
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Unable to mount a UFS filesystem from Sparc Solaris to x86_64 Linux

I have a requirement to copy a very large amount of data from a Solaris 9 (Sparc) system to a SLES11 (x84_64) system. The Solaris system is quite old, and transferring the data over the network will ...
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Trying to Add Oracle Solaris (SunOS) OS 11.2 as a Dual Boot under Grub2

I was Trying to install Oracle Solaris (SunOS) 11.2 as a Dual Boot under Grub2. I followed the Grub2 instructions for Adding an ISO and I get the following Grub Entry for the Solaris ISO -- ...
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Solaris JRE Mozilla

In an thin client setup where Solaris 10 is being used on client and server side. Java based web apps are opened in Mozilla web browser 1.7. JRE version 1.4.2.6 is installed for Mozilla. On a few ...
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Add Solaris utf-8 support for Postgresql

I need to use utf-8, but "locale -a" produces: C POSIX iso_8859_1 the os is: SunOS cteraportal 5.11 NexentaOS_134f i86pc i386 i86pc Solaris Additional info: root@cteraportal:~# dpkg -l locales ...
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What exactly is the lwp and threads in solaris?

The book "Solaris Internals" says Solaris executes kernel threads for kernel-related tasks, such as interrupt handling, memory page management, device drivers, etc. For user-process execution, kernel ...
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Solaris 11 - (unix: Could not start init) Program terminated)

During a restart of a server with Solaris 11, the system halted with the following alert: WARNING: exec(/usr/sbin/init) failed with errno 8. (unix: Could not start init) Program terminated. The ...
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error running raidctl on Solaris 10

I am trying set up a disk mirror on a Solaris 10 system. The two disks are identically formatted and not mounted. Neither is a boot disk. I ran the following: # raidctl -c c1t2d0 c1t3d0 ...
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SunOS 5.10 gives invalid terminal

While I login to SunOS 5.10 through putty it shows as terminal vt100: Then what ever command I type it says invalid terminal with the command. For example if i type ls the display will be. ...
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ORA-12560: TNS: protocol adapter error

I have tried to install Oracle 11g R2 on Solaris 10 in Virtual Box. While installing it get completed 95% but while it try to install "Database Configuration Assistant" it shows "ORA-12560: TNS: ...
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How To Get the Environment Temperature on Observium Using SNMP for Solaris server?

We have enabled SNMP for our sun Solaris server. Now I need to add sensors for voltage, current & temperature. For this, I need to modify the /etc/snmp/conf file. How can I enable the sensors?
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Unable to mount NFS share in Solaris Local zone

I am trying to mount one NFS share in my Solaris Local zone.But I am getting error like below. showmount -e hostname showmount: hostname: RPC: Rpcbind failure - RPC: Timed out. I tried to ping the ...
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Unable to setup ipv6 on solaris 11.3

I am having some difficulty after moving to Solaris 11.3 and setting up IPv6 addressing. The interface I am using is net2. I have created an IPv4 address already on this. So to do this I would have ...
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vxlist volume and vxlist disk stuck on Solaris 10

On Solaris 10 i have installed symantec storage foundation for lvm. Enable all daemons,create volumes and groups ok but if i want to see the size of disk and volumes with vxlist volume or vxlist ...
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Solaris Bash script if condition command + store in variable?

I am trying to make two functions in bash. One function that loops through a directories' contents and makes an md5 hash for each file storing them in an .md5 checksum file in the same directory. The ...
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useradd cannot execute / not owner error

I have Solaris 9. When running useradd as root i have this error. #/usr/sbin/useradd ksh: /usr/sbin/useradd : cannot exceute Then tried change shell csh and sh but to no avail. csh: # ...
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Solaris server is rebooting again and again

I am working on Solaris 10 and I am trying to boot the system from ok> But it's been constantly rebooting again and again and throwing panic errors I went to lom> to find answer but no clue
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dladm show-phys shows speed 0

we have a M6-32 and I need to know which speed is running each interface. When I issue the dladm show-phys I have this strange behaviour: LINK MEDIA STATE SPEED ...
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How to verify the syntax of a new ipf.conf file?

From what I have read it might be ipf -n -f newipf.conf. But will it catch all errors? Or are there errors possible in the configuration file, which will occur only, when the ioctls are actually ...
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Is the pipe overloaded?

I am using a coprocess to run commands in siebel server manager. I am reading commands from a text file (around 2000 commands) and executing them one by one in siebel server manager. After executing ...
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AFP share with local Unix users

I have a Solaris server on which I have a AFP share. I connect from a Mac client to that AFP share with local users from the Solaris server. So let's say I connect to the share with the Alice user. ...
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password aging policy, the passwd command and /etc/shadow

I came across this phrase in the link below http://brandonhutchinson.com/wiki/Solaris_Password_Policy /usr/bin/passwd is used to modify password aging on existing accounts. passwd does not ...
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How to set mail subject using variable and ensure attachment is not included in email body

I have the following shell script fragment. var_name='ZZPCI' for emailadd in `cat /tmp/email_list.tmp` do subject_text="Subject with Var Name "$var_name subj_text_novar="Subject without Var ...
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Solaris and Sendmail

I am receiving below messages in the logs and the application/user is unable to send the mails: 450 4.7.0 Encryption too weak 112 less than 128 Does any one know how to solve this in solaris.
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OracleSolaris 11.2 — installing SolarisStudio

I would like to install SolarisStudio and follow steps at https://pkg-register.oracle.com/register/product_info/6/ I obtained necessary certificates, configured pkg and solarisstudio repository. ...
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OracleSolaris 11.2 and DHCP configuration failure

I want to have IP address assigned by DHCP, so I set: % netadm enable -p ncp Automatic It seems that after this the dhcp agent has been initiated, and throwing errors: ip: WARNING: net0 has ...
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Oracle Solaris 11.2 hangs during installation

I'm in the process of installing OracleSolaris 11.2 (taken from http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/solaris11/downloads/install-2245079.html) on PC with the following spec: Intel Core2 ...