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Solaris Administration Guide: Naming and Directory Services (DNS, NIS and LDAP) describes the setup and administration of the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) naming and directory services: DNS, NIS, and LDAP. This guide is part of System and Network Administration set for the current Solaris release.
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 guide is written for experienced system and network administrators.
Although this book introduces networking concepts relevant to Solaris naming and directory services, it explains neither the networking fundamentals nor the administration tools in the Solaris OS.
This guide is divided into parts according to the respective naming services.
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.
Sun Java System Directory Server Deployment Guide, which is included with the Sun Java Enterprise System documentation
Sun Java System Directory Server Administration Guide, which is included with the Sun Java Enterprise System documentation
DNS and Bind, by Cricket Liu and Paul Albitz, (4th Edition, O'Reilly, 2001)
Understanding and Deploying LDAP Directory Services, by Timothy A. Howes, Ph.D. and Mark C. Smith
See the following web sites for additional resources:
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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