System Administration Guide: Network Services is part of a multivolume set that covers a significant part of the Solaris system administration information. This book assumes that you have already installed the SunOS 5.10 operating system, and you have set up any networking software that you plan to use. The SunOS 5.10 operating system is part of the Solaris 10 product family, which also includes many features.
Note - This Solaris release supports systems that use the SPARC and x86 families of processor architectures. The supported systems appear in the 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 and 32-bit x86 compatible products.
“x64” relates specifically to 64-bit x86 compatible CPUs.
“32-bit x86” points out specific 32-bit information about x86 based systems.
For supported systems, see the Solaris OS: Hardware Compatibility Lists.
This book is intended for anyone responsible for administering one or more systems that run the Solaris 10 release. To use this book, you should have one to 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.
This is a list of related documentation that is referred to in this book.
Anderson, Bart, Bryan Costales, and Harry Henderson. UNIX Communications. Howard W. Sams & Company, 1987.
Costales, Bryan. sendmail, Third Edition. O'Reilly & Associates, Inc., 2002.
Frey, Donnalyn and Rick Adams. !%@:: A Directory of Electronic Mail Addressing and Networks. O'Reilly & Associates, Inc., 1993.
Krol, Ed. The Whole Internet User's Guide and Catalog. O' Reilly & Associates, Inc., 1993.
O' Reilly, Tim and Grace Todino. Managing UUCP and Usenet. O' Reilly & Associates, Inc., 1992.
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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