System Administration Guide, IP Services is part of a nine-volume set that covers a significant part of Oracle Solaris system administration information. This book assumes that you have already installed Oracle Solaris 10. You should be ready to configure your network or ready to configure any networking software that is required on your network. Oracle Solaris 10 is part of the Oracle Solaris product family, which also includes the Java Desktop System. Oracle Solaris is compliant with AT&T's System V, Release 4 operating system.
Note - This Oracle Solaris release supports systems that use the SPARC and x86 families of processor architectures. The supported systems appear in the Oracle Solaris OS: Hardware Compatibility Lists. This document cites any implementation differences between the platform types.
In this document these x86 related terms mean the following:
x86 refers to the larger family of 64-bit x86 compatible products.
x64 relates specifically to 64-bit x86 compatible CPUs.
For supported systems, see the Oracle Solaris OS: Hardware Compatibility Lists.
This book is intended for anyone responsible for administering systems that run Oracle Solaris, which are configured in a network. To use this book, you should have at least two years of UNIX system administration experience. Attending UNIX system administration training courses might be helpful.
Here is a list of the topics that are covered by the System Administration Guides.This table lists the topics that are covered in each guide.
The following trade books are referred to in this book.
Stevens, W. Richard. TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1, The Protocols. Addison Wesley, 1994.
Hunt Craig.TCP/IP Network Administration, 3rd Edition. O'Reilly, 2002.
Perkins, Charles E. Mobile IP Design Principles and Practices. Massachusetts, 1998, Addison-Wesley Publishing Company.
Solomon, James D. Mobile IP: The Internet Unplugged. New Jersey, 1998, Prentice-Hall, Inc.
Ferguson, Paul and Geoff Huston. Quality of Service. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1998.
Kilkki, Kalevi. Differentiated Services for the Internet. Macmillan Technical Publishing, 1999.
Third party URLs are referenced in this document and provide additional, related information.
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IP Filter in Oracle Solaris is derived from open source IP Filter software. To view license terms, attribution, and copyright statements for IP Filter, the default path is /usr/lib/ipf/IPFILTER.LICENCE. If Oracle Solaris has been installed anywhere other than the default, modify the given path to access the file at the installed location.
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The following table describes the typographic conventions that are used in this book.
Table P-1 Typographic Conventions
The following table shows the default UNIX system prompt and superuser prompt for shells that are included in the Oracle Solaris OS. Note that the default system prompt that is displayed in command examples varies, depending on the Oracle Solaris release.
Table P-2 Shell Prompts